“SevenStreets’ favourite author turned model maker, Daisy Dawes is the new resident children’s author at Waterstone’s in Bold Street.
Daisy and the team at Waterstone’s will be holding monthly ‘Crafternoons’ – workshops and events for children based on their favourite books, including Daisy’s debut book, featured a couple of months back on our site, Get Ahead Fred.
Wirral based Daisy, who has worked as a model maker for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Pingu will be sharing her model making and craft skills with youngsters who visit the Bold Street book shop throughout the year.
The next session will be held on Saturday September 25, from 1pm-3pm.
Get Ahead Fred by Daisy Dawes is published in paperback by Maverick Arts Publishing, priced £5.99? – Sevenstreets
“…I read this story with my five year old daughter and she really loved it. Because she already knows the original story, she could appreciate the twists and she was also able to predict what she thought might happen. It’s a very entertaining story that’s told with great humour. I think most children will love the way the wolf gets his comeuppance in many ways.
The story is written in a very accessible way and sounds like a traditional tale. There is quite a lot of text for a picture book but this is interspersed with some colourful and comical illustrations that all help with the telling of the story. Sometimes the author draws attention to specific words or phrases by using bold font or making these words seemingly twist and turn across the page. My daughter loves noticing these features as we read together.
The Four Little Pigs is the sort of story that will appeal to most children…” (more…)
4.5 / 5 – Reviewed by Jo Heffer