It’s no good; I can’t wait to talk about the final five winners of our World Book Day competition! I’ve had such a brilliant time looking through photos and reading about the fun and games happening in Kent schools for World Book Day.
On Monday, I told you about The Canterbury Primary School, Salmestone Primary, Barton Juniors, Laddingford St Mary’s Primary, and Painters Ash Primary School.
Today I can reveal the rest of our winners! They will each get a signed copy of a fantastic book called ‘The Curious Tale of the Dodo’ by our friend Anthony Cooper. Did you know the book has also been made into a cartoon? My best friend Phil (who presents Mister Maker on CBeebies) was very excited to hear the narrator is Bill Oddie who’s written loads of books about animals and nature.
Tiger Primary in Maidstone celebrated World Book Day with the theme of ‘Heroes and Villains’. I wish I could’ve been there! They dressed up and did all kinds of things like making superhero bookmarks, inventing brand-new superheroes and villains, and creating comic strips!
Hever Church of England Primary School in Edenbridge had an action-packed day! Everyone at the school dressed up as book characters and brought in their favourite storybooks. There was a writing contest and prizes were given out to each class. The stories were also sent in to a national writing competition called ‘BBC 500 Words’! Later on the children did a mystery ‘book swap’ where they each wrapped a book in brown paper to hide the title and cover. Then they wrote labels for their books describing the stories and chose friends who might like to read them! There were also special prizes given out to Star Readers taking part in Buster’s Book Club.
At Manorway Academy in Chatham, the children wrote character profiles (this is where you describe everything about a book character from how they look and dress to what they like for breakfast!). They also wrote book reviews on their favourite stories.
St Francis Catholic Primary School in Maidstone sent lots of fun pictures – it was really hard to choose just one! There were witches and wizards from the Harry Potter books, a Gruffalo, and Things from The Cat in the Hat! But I had to go with the Doctor Proctor’s photo because it made me laugh!
St Peter’s Infant School in Rochester had an amazing World Book Day! The children shared their favourite books, acted out the story of the Three Little Pigs, and listened to Oliver Jeffers stories (he’s written some of my favourite books like ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘How to Catch a Star’). They also wrote book reviews, recommended books to their friends, and wrote their own stories. Even the mums and dads got in on the action: the Parent-Teacher Association put on an after-school Film Night based on the book Zog – and brought popcorn! What a good idea, as Zog would say!
Before I forget, Phil and I are still looking for reading stars for our Photo Contest. All you need to do is ask mum or dad to send us a photo of you reading a story to your favourite cuddly toy, and tell us why you chose that story. You may win a prize and be displayed with pride on this blog. Bye for now!