Jack and Boo go to The Needles Old Battery

Jack and Boo go to Needles Battery by Philip Bell Copyright 2012 Beachy Books

Children’s author Philip Bell will be in residence at The National Trust Needles Old Battery in Isle of Wight on Saturday 27th October 2012 between 11am and 3pm.

Philip Bell, author and publisher at Island family-run, award-winning, children’s publisher Beachy Books, will be in residence at the historic Needles Old Battery reading from his Jack and Boo children’s books and offering an opportunity for children to help the author create a special Jack and Boo style book about The Needles Battery.

Children can get involved in taking photos, drawing pictures, writing poetic lines about the battery and then printing out their own story pages to take home. They’ll also be colouring sheets for pre-school children and readings from Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures, Jack and Boo’s Wild Wood and Jack and Boo’s Snowy Day.

They’ll also be an opportunity to buy Beachy Books from the National Trust shop and get any signed for Christmas presents.

The event is open to all and is ideal for children aged 2 upwards!