Stories and Salamanders

Thank you to everyone at Willingham Primary  School for making me so welcome at your school when I came to visit last week. I had a great day working with all three Y3/4 classes as well as with a lovely mixed-age group in the morning - where we got to work spinning tales of adventure and magic using my newly created Story Factory - modeled here by Scruffy. Scruffy comes along on all my school visits to dispense cuddles and perform as Drift's stunt double. Well done, everyone, for your brilliant imagination and enthusiasm.

And a huge thank you to Willingham Parish Council whose generous donation to the library funded the visit, and to Cambridgeshire Libraries who organised the event - complete with a display of my books at Willingham Library - and especially to top librarian, Wendy Law, for making sure that everything ran smoothly on the day.

The Mystery of the Black Salamander was the basis of the Y3/4 workshop - might just explain why I have a salamander on a stick in my pocket!

Lovely readers after the book signing. Drift is ready for his basket after a very busy day.