Lesley, from Pageturners Project, invited me to come and talk about SHRUNK! at a “make a model Village event” run in conjunction with Wiltshire council, Wiltshire Libraries, and the very energetic Calne Community . She’d run a five week after school project about the book in the town, so she had some keen readers, who actually knew who I was.
After slides and chat from me, everyone got down to the sticky business of making tiny worlds.
Several families recreated Bywater-by-Sea
One family built an airport
And one built a volcano.
It was fun. I enjoyed it, the children enjoyed it. I hope Lesley enjoyed it. What made it particularly fun was actually realizing something from the imaginary world in 3d – and all in less than two hours.
I’m still wondering where that volcano came from.