Kids' Events

Trains and tweens dominate the first week

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This article is from 2008.

Thomas the Tank Engine

The good, the naughty and the hungry are all in evidence in the opening salvo of the kids programme, with the whole shebang kicked off in boisterous style by queen of tween Cathy Cassidy (9 Aug) who presents more quirky characters in Ginger Snaps. Later on day one, artist Julie Dawson will bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar (9 Aug) to life with no piece of fruit, veg and savoury/sweet pie feeling safe from its ravenous jaws.

Of slightly more delicate nature is Jemima Puddleduck (12 Aug), while Dawson is back again to give us Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are (10 Aug). Arriving to save the day is Thomas the Tank Engine (9 Aug) in which the Fat Controller will be in attendance and fans get something special to take home. No Ringo in town, though, unfortunately.

See edbookfest.co.uk for full details

This article is from 2008.

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