Oxford Festival: Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton


Today, I drove through the snow to Oxford for the Literary Festival. Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton were at the Story Museum for a session of brilliant fun and stories about Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.


These former crooks obviously had a very dedicated following in the audience and everyone loved Tracey's re-telling of the original picture book. This fabulous story was our first Picture Book Category winner and is a huge favourite in our schools.


Steven then taught us to draw Sam in his chef's outfit. Under his expert tuition, amazing pictures were drawn by adults and children alike. 


Next, the audience was split into two groups to play an interactive board game. Half the audience were supporting Shifty with Steven (who had the lovely Sophy Henn on his side!) while Tracey and Sam led my side. Lots of cheering and great tension followed as the die rolled and the red and blue vans made their way round the board. Great fun!

Whenever I see Tracey and Steven in action, I am always so impressed by the amount of thought and effort they put into their sessions. Their manner with children is really lovely and Tracey's storytelling skills are second to none! Brilliant books- brilliant session! A wonderful way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon!