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Storytime Success with Jorge Martin!

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Thanks to Jorge Martin for another great story time event on Sunday – we had a whale dragon of a time!

Jorge gave us an exclusive reading of his debut author/illustrated picture book, I’m Hungry — a comical tale of a naughty little dragon who mistakes her jungle friends for dinner…!

“A newly-hatched baby dragon is on a hilarious hungry rampage, eating everybody until she is all alone. Will she learn her lesson and discover how to make friends? This bold and brilliant picture book is packed full of loopy laugh-out-loud moments. Just watch out for great big pink elephant!”


Follow the blog tour for #Imhungry throughout July with @jorgemartin

Just how hungry can one little dragon be?!

You can also read more about Jorge, the blog tour and the making of I’m Hungry here.

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After story time, Jorge taught us how to make monster pop-up cards!

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If you’d like to work with Jorge, you can get in touch via his agent, Anne Moore Armstrong here.

Read more about Anne and her work in our new blog series — From Art School to Publication: Why Having an Agent is Key, here.

Our next Story time will be on Sunday 24th July with the brilliant creator of Alan’s Big Scary Teeth, Jarvis!

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Books by Jarvis: Alan’s Big Scary Teeth [Walker], Poles Apart, written by Jeanne Willis[Nosy Crow] and Lazy Dave [Harpercollins]

This story time will be all about a brand new book: Odd Bods, written by actor and author, Steven Butler and beautifully illustrated by Jarvis himself. [Published by Penguin]

You can read more about Jarvis here.

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Five star review by Tim Auld in The Daily Telegraph!

Follow Steven and Jarvis on Twitter:  @sbutlerbooks @heyimjarvis

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Our story times have really taken off and we thank all of you for building such a great community around The Bright Emporium. Due to the popularity of these events, we will now be charging an entry fee, but this will include a signed copy of the book on the day:

Each “Family Ticket” is valid for up to 3 people attending (one adult and two children, or two adults and one child), and includes a signed copy of Odd Bods!

If you have additional family members who you would like to attend with you on your Family Ticket, please contact us at – we’ll do our very best to accommodate you!

Book your ticket here.