Junior is a hit with school

Junior is a hit with school

SCHOOL VISIT UPDATE:  We’ve received some lovely comments from the school:

‘…..The children thoroughly enjoyed nosing around the campervan, meeting Grandma Ruby and reading the book. A presentation……was informative and engaging for the pupils, who responded well with questions and suggestions.  All of these were listened to and valued and the children really enjoyed hearing Junior’s journey from the road to the page.  The authors’ enthusiasm for their book and their future ideas for the book was infectious and inspiring.  A really great day- thank you. You’ll have to come back when the next book comes out!’ Lucy Martin.


Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to all the children and staff at Upton Junior School in Poole for a wonderful welcome last Thursday 1st March when I visited with Colin, Cath (Mark and Emma) and Grandma Ruby for World Book Day.  We had a fantastic day!  A special thank you to Andy Gould (Head Teacher) and Lucy Martin (teacher).

The children were so well behaved and were a credit to the school.  They asked SO many questions about our book and made our very first school visit a pleasure.

It was quite a tiring day for Mark and Emma, but I think Grandma Ruby and I had the best job sitting out in the playground in the sunshine.  Grandma Ruby loved the children (and they loved her too I think) and she was so good and patient.  I am not sure whether the children preferred me or Ruby?  She was doing her favourite job: sitting in the passenger seat watching everyone go by and being stroked.

The children had loads of time to look through our book and we even had the very original sketches from Tim, our illustrator, with us for everyone to have a look at.  We hadn’t even seen them ourselves until then!

We hope that we helped the children to celebrate World Book Day and that we have inspired some of them to truly believe that they can write stories that people will enjoy reading.

The Bournemouth Daily Echo came to take photographs and they have published the article today, click on this link to see us with the children.  How exciting, I’m in the paper for the very first time.



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