The two Reception classes joined in an afternoon of fun at The Pilgrims’ School, where author and illustrator Chloe Inkpen shared two of her fantastic stories.
First all the children (110 in total as St Swithun’s Junior and Pilgrims’ pupils were joined by other local schools) went on a hunt for a pirates’ treasure (from Chloe's book Zoe and Beans: Pirate Treasure!
). This was an opportunity for a lot of actions and sound effects, plus some clever drawing and colouring. Then Chloe introduced to the audience the incredibly cute character of her latest book, I Will Love You Anyway
(Hodder Children’s, £11.99). She told us how she had drawn the dog on a card for her dad and that he liked it so much that he insisted they should create a story for the lovely pet. Well, as Chloe’s dad is Mick Inkpen, author of the much-loved Kipper, the result could only be a beautiful tale.
A play on the adventure playground with lots of new friends and delicious biscuits completed the lovely afternoon.