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Heap(y)s of fun

We are so lucky to be booksellers. Do you want to know why? It’s because we get to share our passion for reading with children (and adults too). One of the ways that we do that is by persuading authors and illustrators to spend some of their time with us at Chicken and Frog. This weekend (today in fact) Teresa Heapy popped in for a few hours.

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Teresa didn’t bring a tree with her…

Teresa has written and edited many books for Oxford University Press, and has now written two beautifully illustrated picture books, with the equally talented Sue Heap. The inspired ‘Very Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Very Little Cinderella’ take the traditional tales that we know and love and turn them upside down. Red and Cinderella are feisty toddlers, with very firm ideas about how their lives should be. These books are fantastic for sharing, either snuggled up on the sofa, or to a whole class.

Be under no illusion, Red is in charge!
Be under no illusion, Red is in charge!

cinderellaTeresa read, she sang, she used puppets, she bought with colouring in sheets…quite frankly she was awesome. Here are some photos to prove how brilliant she was:

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