We are going for one day, would love to go for longer but can't
Have booked Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry) and Andy Stanton (Mr Gum) for the boys. Can't find much for DD (who is 4) on the day that we are going, other than the free stuff in the Hay Fever Space of course.
Last year we went to the Gruffalo 10th birthday party, which the DCs are still talking about now.
Have a dream wishlist of things I would like to see, but I won't be seeing them with 3 kids in tow!
It was him or Roddy Doyle as they overlapped. I was more up to date on Tony Parsons though will need to reread
Cant remember who else though, having a crap memory day!
I would have preferred going on the last weekend so I could get more signed books I also wanted to see Jasper Fforde, dh saw him before but I had the kids. He is doing something on Agatha Christie and I would have loved that too
We waited for 1.5 hours last year to get our books signed by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer. I was actually quite proud of DS2, who had only just turned 5, for waiting that long. Although the wait was made far more enjoyable by Julia's husband and sister, who walked along the line with a huge Gruffalo puppet and a guitar playing songs from their CDs!
Our problem was we were near the front for the actual performance, so by the time we had got out of there with three kids, picked the buggy up, had a toilet stop and then walked to the bookshop we were near the back of the booksigning queue.
Her sister seemed great, and I really liked the fact that they all worked together to do the shows.
It was DS2's birthday and he had taken his birthday money there to buy some books, so they wrote/drew little birthday messages into them for him. He was over the moon