On Friday 7th March, we had the pleasure of welcoming children’s author and illustrator Chloe Inkpen to the Granville. Chloe is author of the ‘Zoe and Beans’ series of picture books along with a new series about a cheeky dog called Fred. Chloe writes and illustrated alongside her father, Mick Inkpen, author of the ‘Kipper’ series, and many, many other very popular picture books.
Children from Nursery, Transition, Reception and Years 1 and 2 enjoyed sessions with Chloe where she talked to them about her writing, read excerpts from her books and asked the children to join in with lots of funny actions.
Chloe then drew some fantastic pictures. She invited lots of the children to help her colour in the pictures and to name them and add interesting details. The author also wrote personalised messages and signed copies of her books for many of the children.
We were very lucky that Chloe came to visit our school as she is such a busy and popular author. After her visit, Chloe told me that she was hugely impressed by the children’s enthusiasm and excitement and she also commented on how well-behaved they were, with such impressive listening skills. Well done everyone!