Over 2,300 primary school children came to listen to a fantastic line-up of authors and illustrators. Kristina Stephenson of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks fame had her audience singing along as she told the story from a giant picture book with puppets. Elsewhere, Liz Pichon, the creator of the popular Tom Gates brand, got her entire audience of 296 pupils practising their illustrating skills. Her passion for drawing could even be seen on her shoes which she had decorated with Tom Gates characters - amazing what you can do with a pair of white shoes and a fabric pen!
|Liz Pichon's shoes! ©Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Liz Pichon signs books ©Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Agent C explains the mission © Pitt Rivers Museum|
First our trainee spies had to look round the collections to find a suitable disguise and a nifty gadget. There were some brilliant plans for how secret cameras could be hidden in the eyes of statues and how listening devices could be attached to bats since they fly so quietly. Watch out MI6! If pupils wrote up their spying adventures in the Museum do remember to send them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the fourth consecutive year we have hosted Bookfeast and thanks go to all our volunteers who donned their best hats and fake moustaches to become Secret Agents! We had fun and I hope everyone else involved did too!