Wednesday 23rd February
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6
It was an exciting Wednesday morning at St Joseph’s!
Bestselling author, EMER STAMP, came into meet our Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children. Emer treated them to a hilarious interactive presentation about her books ‘Pests’ and ‘Return of the Pests’.
Emer explained to the children what it was like to write a book; sharing many useful writing tips and her inspiration which came one night after being woken by a noisy pigeon!
She warned that these books were not for children who were scared of pests! However, as the covers glow in the dark they are fun for all, even if you don’t want to read them!
The children joined in with a lively quiz on pest facts such as:
Question: How fast can moles burrow in an hour? Answer: 6 meters
Question: What colour is a spider’s blood? Answer: BLUE
At the end the children had a chance to ask Emer lots of interesting questions about her job as an author. They also found out that her favourite book as a child was ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl.
Emer was given a guided tour of our school library where she signed copies of her books.
Thanks to Emer and our local bookshop, Pickled Pepper Books,
for organising this truly fun and educational event.
Thanks to our Parents/Carers for supporting us.