Friday, 14 June 2013

Special storytime with Karen George on the 26th June

We are very excited to have award winning illustrator Karen George coming into The Golden Treasury for a very special storytime to launch her new book 'Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!'. This is Karen's brand new book with children's master storyteller Julia Donaldson, following on from their hugely successful first book together 'Freddie and the Fairy'.

Join us on Wednesday 26th June at 4pm to hear Karen reading her brand new book and also 'Freddie and the Fairy' and watch as she brings the stories to life with her illustrations! Karen will be signing copies of her books at the end. Booking your place is essential as space is limited. If you are unable to attend but would like a signed copy, please do not hesitate to contact the shop.

This book tells the story of how a little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare ...but he can't even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help: Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo! Wake up do, Lydia Lou! Will anything ever wake her? A gentle and playful bedtime read from the author of THE GRUFFALO, full of fun sounds which children will love to join in with time and time again.

Special thanks to Sally Oliphant at Macmillan for helping to set this up.

Inspired drawing!

Thank you to all our entrants in our cats and dogs drawing competition. We loved seeing all the wonderful portraits of family pets and puppies some were wishing for! Award winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett kindly agreed to judge all the drawings we received and picked some worthy winners and runners-up. So, here comes the drumroll...(and some photos!)

Winners for the cats:

Ambar and Matilda

Ambar with her lovely prize

Matilda looking very happy!

 Runners-up for cats:

Maia and Tarrin

Winners for dogs:

Charles and Isla

Charles was a winner!

Little Isla

Runners-up for dogs:

Catie and Thomas

Thomas complete with his 'party' look!

A big, big, thank you to Emily Gravett and also Catherine Alport at Macmillan for supporting the competition. Our customers throughly enjoyed the rival windows!