Thursday, March 3, 2016

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!!! (or the World Book Day Extravaganza - Day 4)

Yes....Thursday, 3rd of March....World Book Day, indeed!
I hope you all had a wonderful World Book Day. I know we did in the bookshop. Let me begin by letting you know the daily total. 149 local school children visited us today, filled with enthusiasm, questions, favourite books and stories and so much more!
While I began the festivities by reading to one of my best classes of little ones( Blue Penguin by Petr Horacek; The Beginners' Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak...well, it wouldn't be World Book Day if I didn't), the day picked up a whole new pace when Andrew Lane joined us to talk to 3 classes. There was the intrigue and  mystery of his Young Sherlock series (the 6th book of which takes place in Galway!); there was the specialist science of cryptids of the Lost World series; there was "How To Be A Writer In 5 Easy Lessons"....and much, much more! The above statements really do not cover it....there were so many levels to this presentation, it was amazing. In short, it was brilliant.
I want to express my deepest thanks to Andrew for making the trip from the UK to Galway to make this World Book Day event truly exciting and memorable. I know the kids will be talking about it for a long time!
And here's some photos:





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