Local children’s author, Tracey Corderoy, brought her famous stories to life when visiting children at Kingfisher’s Pre-Prep at Cheltenham Prep.
The author, who appeared at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2015, spent an afternoon introducing her stories to children aged 3-7, who listened to lively readings and answered questions about Tracey’s quirky characters. Tracey’s work includes picture books for first readers, as well as young fiction stories including the hugely successful Hubble Bubble and Grunt Grouch series.
“I’ve had a thoroughly wonderful afternoon at Cheltenham Prep,” said Tracey, whilst she signed copies of her book, Shifty McGrifty and Slippery Sam, a picture adventure about two 'robber dogs'. “The children have been engaged and lots of fun, and really open to all the magic of the stories – that’s what makes my job totally worthwhile!”
Tracey’s visit to Kingfishers Pre-Prep was part of a variety of activities and visits that the school hosts throughout the year. These events are designed to spark creativity and inspire an interest in reading and writing in early years pupils. “Hearing from Tracey today has really sparked the imagination of our youngest authors and illustrators, who are really chuffed to take away signed copies of their favourite stories”, said Mrs Rachael Buttress, Head of Kingfishers Pre-Prep. “I’m sure there are one or two future Tracey Corderoy's in the class today!”