Cooking and Drawing up a Storm with Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks & Sara Ogilvie
You are invited to a performance of The Cook and the King with bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson, where a very hungry king is struggling to find the perfect chef. In the second bumper Book Festival event with The Gruffalo author, Julia is joined by a fabulous bunch of talented illustrators.
Lydia Monks, illustrator of What the Ladybird Heard series, will show you how to draw Hefty Hugh, Lanky Len and some of the sea creatures the Ladybird encounters in What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside. Later there's another chance to get your pens out when illustrator Sara Ogilvie shows you how to draw book-loving Nell from The Detective Dog. And if that’s not enough, there’s singing from A Squash and a Squeeze and poetry from Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum. At the end, you can settle down for The Smeds and The Smoos storytelling.
The hungry king needs a new cook, but will he ever find someone who can make his favourite dish?
Join everyone's favourite crime-busting ladybird on a trip to the seaside as she saves the day with another cunning plan in the fourth story in the fantastically funny What the Ladybird Heard series.
Meet Detective Nell, a very inquisitive dog, and follow her adventure investigating the curious case of the missing books!
What do you do when your house is a squash and a squeeze? Make it feel even smaller!
A fantastic collection of poems for the very young from acknowledged master of rhyme, Julia Donaldson.
Soar into space with a glorious story of alien folk that's literally out of this world! The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families don't approve. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this irresistible tale from the creators of STICK MAN.