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Independent Booksellers Week

Hello all, how is everyone today? Good I hope! Here at Chicken and Frog we have been very busy putting together an exciting holiday programme of events to keep the children busy and the parents sane. For details of all that is going on, check out the events page.

We are really looking forward to the summer hols, but before we get there, next week is Independent Booksellers Week . What does this mean? Well, ideally it’s the time when you embrace your local independent bookshop and show them how much you love them. To this end, the following events are taking place:

On Saturday 29th June, the very lovely Christopher William Hill will be spending the whole day with us. Clearly we have never met or he would never have agreed to such madness. Christopher will be reading extracts from his book, talking about his life as a writer, selling some books (whilst masquerading as a bookseller) and even spending some time with our Creative Writing Club.


On Wednesday 3rd July (13:30-14:30) we are holding a FREE Hugless Douglas event for pre-schoolers. This is a drop in session, where you can make a Hugless Douglas mobile and listen to stories.


Thursday 4th July is Independents Day (clever play on words, we know). To celebrate this and the fact that Judith Kerr has just celebrated her 90th birthday, we will be having a Tiger Who Came to Tea Party, from 11:3-12:30. For just £1 (parents are free), you can eat cake and listen to lots of stories, including The Tiger Who Came to Tea (of course) and various Mog stories.

tumblr_londypYZlx1qiqy7go1_400And finally, to round off Independent Booksellers Week, there will be a Where’s Wally Hunt in Brentwood on Saturday 6th July. Where’s Wally? You need to find him! He’s hiding in the following locations:
Chicken and Frog, Mi Neni, Rossi’s, B.M.Cycles, Ya Ya’s, Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood Library, Vintage Verde (KIngs Road), The Hair Company and French Quarter.

All you have to do is collect a ‘postcard’ from each location and bring them back to us. Easy! The first 100 hunters receive a prize. If you find 8 you will be entered into a bigger prize draw. This is a FREE event, so get involved.

Psst. There will be a bonus Wally at the Holly Trees Summer Fair – chocolate is on offer 😉


So there you go. Lots to do over the next week or so. Enjoy!


The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.