Author school visits can inspire even reluctant readers! Kathy is very enthusiastic and loves to visit schools to share the story directly with children. There are elements of the story that will particularly resonate with children from this area, the main two being people calling other people “Duck” and buying/eating oatcakes. The children really enjoy the locally based humour in the story.
“Kathy came to our school, Abbotsholme, to share Nana Duck with the Reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils. We invited parents and nanas too. Everyone loved the story and how Kathy came to write such a delightful book. The pupils were given colouring sheets and a bookmark. Kathy signed copies of Nana Duck too. I recommend every local primary school to invite Kathy in. We look forward to doing some follow up activities which Kathy has kindly sent us.” – Ann Parker
“I read this with the children in my nursery class. They liked it very much. We had it up on a big screen; the children kept asking to see it over and over…” – Teacher, aged 44
“Very sweet. Children loved it.” – Teacher, aged 64
“5* – Used this book as support for story writing in year 1. The children and their nanas loved it. Lots of familiar settings and a funny twist at the end.” – Gill Shaw, local year 1 teacher
“Kathy came to share her story ‘Nana Duck’ with our Year2 classes. The children loved the story and were intrigued to find out how Kathy came to write the story, incorporating features from the locality, such as oatcakes and the familiar ‘Ay up duck’. It was interesting and valuable for the children to find out about the writing process and how stories may go though many drafts and redrafts before the finished story is published. Kathy was very well-prepared with a good range of resources to engage the children’s interest and all of them received a Nana Duck bookmark as a reminder of Kathy’s visit. We would thoroughly recommend an author visit from Kathy. ” – Year 2 Staff, Werrington Primary School