We have a lovely, independent children's bookshop in Sheffield, called Rhyme and Reason. It's a pretty bijou space, but is stocked to the gills like an Aladdin's cave.
When I do school or festival events on my home turf, the owner, Richard Welsh, often supports me with a bookstall.
Yesterday, since we're in the run up to World Book Day, Richard arranged for me to visit Emmaus Primary School, where I spent the day telling stories and drawing on the flipchart for all the Y1 and Y2 children. They did some great drawings too!
At the end of the day, Richard set up a bookstall and I signed books and chatted to parents.
While I was there, a teacher from one of the morning's sessions brought me a lovely 'thank you' letter, signed by all the children. There was also a surprise package of drawings: portraits of me! You can see some here.