Kids are full of such wonderful ideas.

I did another Lottie and Dottie school event today. This time at a Pre Prep School in Ashtead. I was at the school all morning with 80 children, reading my book, and getting them to think about using as many “WOW” words as they could to describe something. For those who don’t know “WOW” words are any words you can come up with that describes a person, place, animal, or thing. So for example instead of saying “A dog”, you may say “A huge, brown dog”. Firstly I had 2-4 year olds, and we talked about vegetables, what did they know, have they ever grown anything. They were fabulous and very chatty. We then described a person using WOW words, and then I read them Lottie and Dottie Sow Carrots. I then had the 4-6 year olds and we made up a story. They came up with such imaginative ideas to describe the 2 characters in the story. What they looked like and what they wore. I think Gok Wan would have had a field day with their wardrobe choices. We talked about where they lived and described that. The kids decided that the 2 characters lived in a flat, which had lady birds painted on the inside walls and the flat had a giant pink cardigan wrapped around it!! Don’t ask!! The kids went on an adventure and found a spooky ghost and got chased by a bear. They then got lost (how did that make them feel), fell into a hole (how did that make them feel) and finally got rescued by the ghost who was called Jemima. The ghost showed them how to get home and they all had dinner together and became friends. To be honest that sounds perfect if you ask me. I would read that story any day. Afterwards I read them Lottie and Dottie Sow Carrots as well and they then went back to their classrooms to continue their stories. I then cleared up ad signed 48 books, which was amazing!! That was over half of the school that had bought a book I was thrilled. I’ve got another event on Wednesday, but all day that one. If you would like me to do a school event, library event, garden centre event, please get in contact. All the information is here. Or pass on this information to anyone you think will be interested.

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