HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!!!!!
It was a busy World Book Day for us! Today, we hosted a further 117 school children from Galway City schools, bringing the weekly total to 507 kids through the bookshop, enjoying the various author/illustrators, books, activities and each one choosing their own specially produced World Book Day Book.
After reading to the Sr. Infants classes from Mercy Primary School myself (4 of my favourite pictures: The Snatchabook, Troll and the Oliver, Gigantosaurus and... of course...Where the Wild Things Are), three additional class groups had a real treat in store, when Paula Leyden (author of The Butterfly Heart and The Sleeping Baobab Tree) joined us to about her books, her writing, her life and many, many things African. The kids were all captivated by the incredible Paula... as were all of us. Thank you, Paula Leyden... magnificent as usual!