Last week’s 20th World Book Week was certainly a wonderfully whimsical one for my Whimsy Wood children’s books and I. First of all the Whimsy Wood competition to win signed copies of book 10, ‘Fearne Fairy And The Landing Lesson’, run by the International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC) foundation, concluded on March the 1st. The 5 lucky winners were Tina Brown, Carol Dowd, Elisabeth Elgenmark, Patricia Halfman and Tracy Hudson. They have been notified and their signed copies are winging their splendid selves to them as we speak! 😃📚✨
Then the 20th World Book Day itself was on March the 2nd and I was kindly invited to Corsham Primary School’s Broadwood and Pound Pill sites to take their KS1 assemblies and read book 9, ‘Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar’. I had a truly terrific time and I was astonished at how the 270 children that I read this 9th chocolatey Whimsy Wood instalment to, listened so intently and sat so beautifully. Thank you very much Corsham Primary School for inviting me. Here I am in the picture below dressed as ‘Posie Pixie’, ‘Fearne Fairy’ and ‘Mrs Spottisdowne the sparrow’ for my World Book Day author visit!
For this particular school visit, I took plenty of Whimsy Wood bookmarks and colouring-in sheets to give to all the children. Below is the black and white image from ‘Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar’ that I used for these sheets . 😃📚✨
Not only did the enchanting world of Whimsy Wood celebrate World Book Day with a school visit, but we also ran a competition on our Whimsy Wood Facebook page to win signed copies of book 7, ‘Posie Pixie And The Pancakes’. To enter, all you had to do was post a photo of your child dressed up as their favourite book character to the Whimsy Wood Facebook page. This competition ended at midnight on World Book Day. I was absolutely delighted with how many people entered! I’m not kidding, we had hundreds of photos posted to the page! So much so, we had to increase the number of books that we had planned to give away! All fifteen winners have been notified and their signed copies of ‘Posie Pixie And The Pancakes’ are winging their sweet selves to them as I type! 😃📚✨
Last but by no means least, I was very fortunate to be invited back to Corsham Primary School on March the 3rd to be part of their official opening event of their 2 brand new school libraries! It was a real honour to be invited to their library openings and I was thrilled to see how excited the children were about their new, fun libraries! Here’s a link to the article about this awesome event in The Wiltshire Gazette & Herald:- http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/15132697.Corsham_Primary_School_celebrate_World_Book_Day_with_new_libraries/#
Well, I had better get on and be creative elsewhere, so I shall wish you a wonderfully whimsical week. 😃📚✨
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.