Monday, 28 January 2013

Scottish Book Trust Tour Announced!

Good Morning, friends. It's more than a little wet down here in Bristol at the moment but we're still smiling because we've brilliant news to share.  The month of May is shaping up to be our biggest, bestest ever live tour, and the centrepiece of the action will be our trip to Lanarkshire with the Scottish Book Trust.

This is a real privilege. To be invited to tour with the SBT is, well, it's amazing. Previous alumni of the scheme include Julia Donaldson, Philip Ardagh, Cessida Cowell, Anthony Browne, Steve Cole, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell, Michael Rosen, Andy Stanton, Jacqueline Wilson, and so many more greats of Children's Literature it makes our head spin.

So what's it all about? Well, the Scottish Book Trust can tell you all about it:

"This coming May pupils in North and South Lanarkshire are going to go, MONKEY NUTS! As the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour takes the Etherington Brothers into schools to meet P4-7 pupils in the area between the 13th and 17th of May.

The energetic and engaging Etherington Brothers are a British comic book duo who are changing how pupils and teachers up and down the country are thinking about comic books. With Robin writing and Lorenzo illustrating they show pupils how to devise original characters, worlds and stories for a 21st century audience. 
Their aim is the bring ideas to life for pupils in P4-P7. Through humour, practice, and creative thinking the dynamic duo explain the process behind making stuff up, writing it down, and drawing it out!"

Sounds exciting when you put it like that, eh?

If you'd like your school to be involved (if your school is in Lanarkshire, that is!) then click HERE to read the details, or simply click HERE to go straight to the application page.