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A Gold Medal for Storytime Sunday with Marta Kissi…

Marta Kissi hosted a story time fit for olympians this Sunday with the recently published debut picture book from Mo Farah and Kes Gray, published by Hachette Children’s Books and illustrated by Marta: Ready Steady Mo!


We had a full house here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, listening to the wonderfully rhythmic poem written by Kes Gray, with Marta’s vibrant and colourful illustrations capturing everyone’s imagination. We then created our own olympic medals which were very impressive, and actually, I think most of the olympic athletes would have preferred a glittery medal…!

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It was a really inspired morning with a top illustrator heading for the stars.

Thanks to all of the families who attended the event, we hope to see you next time! And big thanks go also to Marta Kissi for being such a great sport!

You can read more about the making of Ready Steady Mo! on our website here.

If you’d like to work with Marta Kissi, you can reach her via her agent, Arabella Stein here.

You can also follow Marta on Twitter and Instagram.

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Our next story time event will be inspired by yet another rising star, The BBC’s Great British Bake Off winner of 2015, Nadiya Hussain!

Illustrator of Nadiya’s book, Clair Rossiter will be joining us to read the story, and then a creative workshop will follow. A litte bird tells me gingerbread men and other baking delights are to be expected…!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Book your tickets to meet Clair and hear Nadiya’s story, as well as helping to eat some cake here.

Clair Rossiter - Agency