World Book Day 2018 : Chris Riddell

Author, Illustrator and ex-Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell visited Tower Hamlets for World Book Day – Thursday 1st March 2018!

A huge thank you to all the schools who braved the conditions and managed, by hook or by crook, to bring a class to one of the Chris Riddell events today. Chris himself said he was just doing what he loves doing – sitting and drawing and talking about his drawings!  And this was exactly what he did, interspersed with some reading from some of his books – which then immediately sold out at the bookstall outside.

He even answered the questions with drawings – and the lucky questioners were able to take those drawings away with them so there were quite a few very excited children leaving clutching these valuable bits of paper.

For those schools who pre-ordered books but were unable to come – we have your order here at the Schools Library Service, so you can either come and collect if you want them immediately, or over the next few weeks we will arrange to deliver them to the school.  Please get in touch if you are one of those schools.

Pea Green Boat Books will also be in touch with everyone with a special offer of signed copies of books for the next week or so.

Special thanks to Canary Wharf Group Plc for enabling this event to take place at the Genesis Cinema.

Donald “Trump” drawn live to loud applause.

Chris signing books after the morning presentation.

Recounting a story about meeting two of the worst politicians in British history.

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