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
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
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
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.