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Ninjas and Mammoths

We have had such a lovely afternoon, with author of Ninja Nan and The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth, Hollie Hughes.

If you haven’t come across them yet, you must read Hollie’s beautifully illustrated picture books. Although very different in style (with Natalie Smillie and Leigh Hodgkinson illustrating respectively), Hollie’s great sense of fun and knack for weaving an enticing story, come through, page after page.

Hollie read her stories to a very keen audience, before guiding them through some super crafts, including circus tents, plates of mammoth food and flying pigs. We may be finding glitter for a fair few weeks!

hollieThanks to Hollie, Hollie’s family and of course, our great customers who popped in to get covered in glitter. We are hoping to take Hollie into a school or two, so watch this space.

Our next event in-store is with Nicky Dee, on Saturday 8th October. Dinosaurs will feature heavily.


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