The Bright Agency (Children's Illustration blog)

Storytime Sunday: With Gabe Alborozo and Thank Goodness for Bob

Thank Goodness for Bob, published by Egmont

On sunday 29th we were joined by a wonderful super-duo; author, Matthew Morgan and illustrator, Gabriel Alborozo, with their new picture book, Thank Goodness for Bob.
Max is a little boy with a lot of worries. How to deal with a situation like this when you’re a parent? Here’s a wonderful way of helping your children realise that it’s okay to think about things alot, and a good way to evaporate those worries is to talk about them, which is where Bob the dog comes in. Bob who listens, and shows Max that he needn’t worry at all.

After a reading of the story, Matt and Gabe talked about all the things they worry about and asked the children to think about what they worry about too! Creating ‘worry bubbles’ of their own, everyone loved Matt’s giant bubble maker, and got messy at the crafting table with Gabe to make their very own worry bubbles to pop away. These were stuck onto a Bob and Max poster at the end – just like in the book.

With copies of the book signed at the end for lots of happy little readers!

Many thanks to Gabe and Matthew for a wonderful morning filled with bubbles!
You can read more about Gabe and Matthew and the making of Thank Goodness for Bob here!

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Next Storytime Sunday… 

If you’d like to join us for our next story time with the wonderful Jessica Courtney-Tickle, or for information on our children’s events, you can click here for our timetable and to book your tickets.

12th January – BOOK TICKETS HERE!
Jess will be reading her brand new debut author/illustrated picture book, The Unexpected Visitor – a stunningly beautiful and warm-hearted picture book all about the friendship between a fisherman and a whale.
1.5 hours, £10 per workshop, book included. 

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