Jonny Duddle at The Word

Lots of children and Jonny Duddle fans visited The Word today to see author and illustrator Jonny Duddle who came to promote his new book The Pirate of Scurvy Sands.

The children listened to Jonny talk about how he came to write and draw all his books and then got to help him draw a pirate from their imaginations – these turned out to be amazing (see below)! They then listened to Jonny as he read from The Pirates Next Door and his new book.

We were also joined by the lovely Forum Books at the end of the session for the audience to get the chance to purchase the new book along with Jonny’s other popular tales. The excited children got the chance to get their books signed and get photos with the man himself!

It was such a fantastic day for all who attended and a great way to kick of February half term! We would like to thank Jonny the amazing sessions and entertaining not only the children but all of the adults as well!

Photos from Jonny’s sessions


Jolene Dunbar, Community Librarian Children & Families