The Biggest Bookshow on Earth


Norwich was one of eleven stops when The Biggest Book Show on Earth tour came to St Andrew's Hall on Monday 29th February, making it's way across the country in the lead up to World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. 
Designed to enthuse, excite and inspire reading, the show was a variety style showcase of some of the best UK children's authors and illustrators. Steven Butler, author of The Diary of Dennis the Menace series presented the show, introducing the star line-up who included: entertainer Julian Clary and David Roberts with their humorous series, The Bolds; Geek Girl author, Holly Smale; Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown, Liz Pichon, writer and illustrator of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates series and performance actors, The Imagination Seekers who performed Roald Dahl's stories.  Over 1200 children aged between 9-12 years old came to the two shows to see their favourite authors up close from 36 schools around the county. 
Illustrator Martin Brown encouraged children to shout out as he drew characters to create a story. Liz Pichon had them all singing 'We want chips' at the tops of their voices, making paper bangers and bringing her Tom Gates books to life. The event was organised by World Book Day in partnership with Jarrold.
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