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Official Illustrator Launches World Book Day

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The international bestselling, multi-award winning picture book writer and illustrator Rob Biddulph helped launch World Book Day celebrations at Bolton School. Rob is also this year’s Official World Book Day Illustrator and children and teachers at Beech House, the Infant School of Bolton School, were delighted that he could spent the afternoon with them.  In an engaging and interactive session he told the young audience about his life – about what had inspired him and what his own favourite books have been to read to his own three daughters. In a ‘draw along’ with infants he gave a masterclass in sketching aliens and read two of his witty and rhyming stories - ‘Odd Dog Out’ and ‘Show and Tell’. His parting advice for the children was ‘blaze your own trail’ and ‘keep your eyes open for aliens!’ Rob was filmed by ITV News for a Granada Reports news item which will run on World Book Day. 

Tomorrow on World Book Day, Nursery children at Bolton School will be dressing up as their favourite characters from novels; Junior Girls will be wearing casual clothes or pyjamas to ‘curl up with a book’ and will be swapping books with one another; Junior Boys will be running a ‘shoebox story’ competition; Senior Girls, as it is shortly International Women’s Day, will be dressing up as their favourite female character or author; and Senior Boys will be searching the school for Sci-Fi and Fantasy quotes from books and taking part in a book based Bake Off.

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