Children’s Storytime with Peter Bently & Claire Powell – Independent Bookshop Week
Join Griffin Books for a fantastic morning with Peter Bentley and Claire Powell, author and illustrator of ‘The King’s Birthday Suit’.
King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third had SO many clothes it was simply absurd … So when two seemingly well-meaning fabric merchants promise to make an outfit of only the very BEST and most special cloth, King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third simply cannot resist. He MUST have these new clothes! Surely, the unquestionably charitable and not-at-all-suspicious-looking tailors are genuine, and the King won’t end up looking red-cheeked …
This funny and timely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe.
This event will include a story-reading with Peter, and then a draw-along session with Claire, as she tells you all about how she came up with all the great pictures in the book. Make sure you bring your paper and pens so you can join in with Claire to create your own version of King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third!
This event is aimed at children aged 4-7.
This event is part of our wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations.
Saturday 19 June
11.00 am | Via Zoom
Tickets: £5.00 – including a copy of ‘The King’s Birthday Suit’ (postage charges may apply)