I had a fabulous afternoon in Ysgol y Castell, Kidwelly sharing my favourite fairy tales with the Nursery and Reception classes, and Year 1 & Year 2 too.
It’s always lovely to go back to the school where I used to teach, and I really enjoyed meeting the children and all their wonderful teachers and helpers.
And just in case you’re wondering, my favourite fairy tales are:
First, Goldilocks and the Three Bears because Goldilocks is very naughty but she gets a nasty fright in the end and that serves her right, especially as she’s broken Baby Bear’s chair. And I also love the ‘what happened next’ story called Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson (published by Nosy Crow). It’s all about grown-up Baby Bear’s trip to the city where he finds grown-up Goldilocks and accidentally gets his own back on her. It’s great!
Second The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen, because it has three dogs in it with very large eyes (one dog has eyes the size of tea cups, another dog has eyes the size of saucers and the last has eyes the size of dinner plates). I enjoy that fairy tale because I like dogs a lot, and I like magic dogs even more!
“Thank you, Ysgol y Castell, for inviting me in to school to help celebrate World Book Week. I hope to see you all again soon!”
I’ll be at:
Cardiiff Central Library on Tuesday, 7th April at 2 p.m.
Llanelli Library on Thursday, 9th April at 10.30 a.m.
Carmarthen Library on Friday, 10th April at 10.30 a.m.
Ammanford Library also on Friday, 10th April at 2 p.m.
Come along for stories, Welsh cakes and fun. Hope to see you there!
With St David’s Day and World Book Week just around the corner, I’m excited to announce my forthcoming events –
Monday, 2nd March: School event at Llantwit Major Library.
Wednesday, 4th March: School event at Barry Library.
Friday, 6th March: School event at Llandeilo Primary School.
Saturday, 14th March: Reading and book signing at Siop y Ganolfan, Merthyr from midday.
Saturday, 21st March: Book signing at Emelia May, Llanelli from 10 a.m.
Saturday, 28th March: Book signing at Waterstones, Wrexham from 11 a.m.
And a big thank you to WHSmith Llanelli, Cardiff and Brecon, and to Aberystwyth Waterstones for hosting half term book signing events, and to everyone who came along and bought books. Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi gyd!
A big “thank you” to all the branches of WHSmith that hosted ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’ book signing events over the summer.
Special thanks to Karen at Barry , Terry at Llanelli, Rama at Cardiff and Katherine at Cardigan.
Thank you to everyone who bought books – I hope you enjoy the stories.
It was wonderful to meet so many interesting people at Barry Library on Saturday, including Sally Spedding, Catrin Collier, Judith Barrow and Steven Lockley, and children’s authors Colin Parsons and Damian Harvey. All the best to new author Laura Shire, and thanks to Bev for the lovely red carnations!