The King's School in Macclesfield


    Author Inspires Reception Class

    Author Inspires Reception Class

    Bob’s beard grew on the King’s School’s youngest readers as the Reception class were thrilled by a rendition from brilliant children’s author Fay Evans.


    Following on from her classic ‘Fred the Fire Sneezing Dragon’, Fay gave a reading of her new book ‘Bob’s Beard’, making use of the normally clean-shaven five-year-old Alexander to act out the role of the giant.


    Bob is a lonely giant who longs to help others, but every animal in the wood runs away in fear of his great size. When Bob begins to grow a big bushy beard, things start to change for the better as the animals find a whole new habitat feeding off the crumbs that fall into his spectacular whiskers.


    Fay, a former journalist and public relations copy writer, creates beautifully illustrated books that are written in rhyming couplets. At King's as part of her regional and national tour of primary schools, she challenged the pupils to mimic her style, create their own characters and bring their imaginations to life.  


    “I want the children to have a go themselves, enjoy writing and share their own stories with their friends,” said Fay. 


    King’s Reception Class Teacher Nicola Partington said: “Fay has that wonderful gift of seeing the world from the eye of a child and telling stories that engage, excite and enthuse their inquiring young minds.” 


    She is currently offering free author visits to primary schools across the UK, in order to share her story with as many children as possible.

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