We are so lucky to have not 1 but 2 independent book shop in Abingdon and its even better when they put on events to get children excited about books. The Rescue Princess Party at Mostly Books was one such occasion and anything to do with princesses means Charlotte wants to go, add the word dressing up and suddenly she is snow white and at the door raring to go.
The author of the Rescue Princesses series of books, Paula Harrison, was on hand when we arrived already giving out quiz sheets to see which princess you are most like, once all the girls had arrived it was a few questions and then story telling time. All the girls sat so still and quiet, it was lovely. They then all learnt a royal curtsey collected a sticker and then went animal tracking in the courtyard. Queue lots of excited princesses darting around finding the tracks and matching the animals on their sheet, this was a really great idea. Soon biscuits and squash came out followed by sparkly crowns to decorate.
Charlotte really enjoyed the morning, on Monday the 'Hugless Douglas' creator David Melling will be dropping in for drawings and activities, which sadly we can't attended in person (but readitdaddy may be following on twitter). Keep on eye on Mostly Books website for other happens in the future.