Friday, 23 June 2017

Author Visit

Josh Lacey & Garry Parsons

On Tuesday 20th June the author, Josh Lacey and the illustrator, Garry Parsons came to meet our children in Years 1, 2  & 3.  The children and teachers had a fabulous morning listening to Josh talk about being a writer while Garry showed them his brilliant drawing skills.

Josh read to the children from his hilarious ‘Dragonsitter’ series which is based around the pickle a family get into when they agree to babysit a dragon. Garry did lots of live drawing sharing with the children how he got the inspiration for his dragon and the other characters in the book.

There was lots of fun and laughter especially when Josh challenged the children to come up with an idea for something Garry could not draw. The children asked him to draw, William (Yellow class) with all the children in the background which Garry, after several comic attempts, managed to draw in a matter of minutes and almost with his eyes closed. The children were captivated.

Josh and Garry finished their presentation with a round of questions from the children. They were both asked what it was like to do their jobs and Josh said it was “fun but not easy” and Garry said it was “a joy”. I think they might just have inspired lots of budding writers and illustrators!  

Thank you to the Josh, Garry, Andersen Press and Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill for organising the event.

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