Y5 were extremely lucky to take part in a very special school event with author and illustrator Axel Scheffler hosted in partnership with the British Library. We took part in a live virtual broadcast where Axel showcased his beloved collection of miniature books, including a tiny handmade version of The Snail and the Whale and a book he made for his daughter’s dolls’ house. He also revealed some wonderful miniature treasures from the British Library, which are currently on display in Newcastle City Library.
Children then followed his step-by-step guide to making a miniature book. All children have made their very own book, each with a story and individual illustrations. These will be displayed in our school library.