Monday, 8 October 2012

Author visit to Tettenhall College

Joseph Theobald Author Visit to Tettenhall College
 3rd October 2012

We were lucky enough to have a visit from the Marvin and Molly creator, Joseph Theobald as part of our Book themed week. The pupils have loved listening to Marvin Wants More and Marvin Gets Mad as part of their storytimes over the years and so were very excited to actually meet the author and illustrator.
Joseph was really lovely with the children and he read stories, chatted and gave illustration lessons to our pupils from Nursery to Year 6. Regardless of age the pupils were enthralled by the sessions. A few members of staff commented that it was nice to have an author who aimed his talk at the right levelsfor Early Years and Keystage 1 & 2.
Joseph also put a lot of work into all of the books he signed for the pupils. He drew a little picture of Marvin in each of the books before dedicating them and signing them. It was much appreciated. In fact all of the little touches that Jospeh did before, during and after the visit were really thoughtful. The advance orders for the books and the little Molly and Marvin postcards and magnets he left for the children just added that extra bit of magic.
I would heartily recommend a visit from Joseph, he was entertaining and laid back and certainly not a demanding diva (as some authors/illustrators have been on visits!). I certainly love my new skill of being able to draw Marvin the sheep and I know the children do too!
Debbie Liddle
Head Librarian, Tettenhall College

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