Yesterday, I took my kids to see Steve Cole at the Wessex Children's Book Festival. The Festival takes place in Winchester, which is only a 45-minute drive down the A34 from me. So, since it was half-term, I thought it would be a great way to spend a morning.
I had originally only planned on taking my boys, since Steve writes alot of boy-orientated series fiction, such as Astrosaurs, Astrosaurs Academy, Cows in Action and Slime Squad. But, after my 16-year-old daughter watched Steve being slimed on YouTube she insisted on coming along too. You can see why:
We arrived quite early as I was nervous about finding a parking space. Whilst we were waiting, all three of my children got a novelty balloon made by the very funny children's entertainer Silly Scott. Dan got a dinosaur, Joe got a space ray gun and my daughter, Christina, got a cute pink Turbo Tortoise bracelet, based loosely on Steve's first picture book.
Then it was time to go into the auditorium to find a seat.