You know you're in a good event when the children are laughing before it's even started! Pamela Butchart and Laura James came together to talk about their new books- Pugly Bakes a Cake and Captain Pug.
Sporting an amazing pug covered dress, Pamela started the session by proudly showing The Children's Book Award trophy which she won on Saturday at the ceremony in London. She then introduced us to her new character, Pugly- 'a dog with big ideas!'
Laura spoke about 'Captain Pug'- her first book- and how important pets had been to her as a child. She read us Chapter One, proudly showing the illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans-known as Egg!
We found out lots of fun pug facts! A group of pugs is called...a grumble! What a brilliant collective noun!
These two very lovely, very funny and very talented ladies kept us very entertained and looking forward to the next instalment about each of their puggy pals!
Pugly Bakes a Cake by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Gemma Correll
Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-0857635990
Captain Pug by Laura James, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans
Bloomsbury Children's ISBN: 978-1408866368