The Priory Ruskin Academy welcomed more than 550 primary school students as they hosted the fourth of the eleven date national ‘Biggest Book Show on Earth Tour’ as part of this year’s World Book Day events.
Planned in conjunction with The Federation of Children’s Book Groups, children from 12 local primary schools were treated to the side-splitting humour of Steven Butler, author of The Diary of Dennis the Menace, who compered the event.
He was joined by four other famous authors - Chris Mould, Will Mabbitt, Sophy Henn and A. F Harrold - who offered a fascinating and inspirational insight into the process of writing and illustrating.
One Year 5 pupil said: “Everyone was so funny, I couldn’t stop laughing!”
Year 7 students said they liked ‘the one with the beard’. They added: “He was hilarious and really active and just made a poem up on the spot. The illustrator had so much in his head and could draw the most amazing pictures.”
The tour continues around the country, coming to a conclusion in Edinburgh on World Book Day on March 3.