Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Gruffalo visits Mostly Books

To celebrate our being awarded "Julia Donaldson's Children's Independent Bookshop of the Month" for August, we received a visit from The Gruffalo. When you run an independent bookshop, it doesn't get much better than this...
Once we knew The Gruffalo was coming, we thought we'd best invite some people to celebrate with us. So over two sessions in the afternoon, approximately 50 children joined us in the courtyard garden.

There was a special reading of 'The Gruffalo'...take a look at what happened when someone made his entrance at a certain point in the story...


(Notice we did our best to reduce the overall scariness of the situation, but a few of the children were, quite frankly, terrified)

There was quite a lot of posing for photographs...

And Imogen had baked some rather splendid Gruffalo cake, which also helped relax everyone into the mood of the thing...

After the cake was eaten, and goodie bags passed around, The Gruffalo had a VIP tour of Mostly Books:


Huge thanks to everyone who came and made the day so memorable - and apologies to those that wanted to come, but we were too full. There is still time to enter 'Mouse's Gruffalo Pie' competition - and The Gruffalo's Child seems to have taken up residence at the back of the shop...


1 comment:

  1. The video was hilarious. Looks a really fun event, well done(loved the acting).

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