Picture book madness at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Did someone say Tom Percival? Did someone yell Alexis Deacon? Oh yes they did and we were there, in the flesh to meet these inspirational authors!

Excitement filled the minibus as some of the KS1 children headed to Cheltenham for the Literature Festival and it wasn't just because Miss Jackson was driving!

We listened to our favourite authors telling stories and watched how they illustrated their works. Then it was our turn. Tom Percival showed us how to create expression with eyebrows and how to draw flying socks! We also designed our own story stones to use when creating new stories.

Alexis Deacon (not Alex!) the author of Beegu, taught us how to draw wacky animals from simple shapes. We had such fun! We even showed him a photo of Mrs May dressed as Beegu - he thought this was fantastic!

What a way to spend a Tuesday.




  • leaf
  • royal
  • dolphin
  • sheep
  • heart
  • balls
  • butterfly