Emma Pickles is a children’s author who was inspired to write whilst living by the sea on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey. Emma’s work to date forms her ‘Coastal Series’, which is made up of her debut work ‘Sidney Seagull Starts The Stomp’, her second title ‘The Famous Fins Of Florence Fish’ and her third title ‘The Curious Case of Claudius Crab’ which makes up the trilogy. The books celebrate diversity and difference, with each one delivering a subtle moral message for the reader. The books are charmingly illustrated and will appeal to children of all ages. Each book features a seashore creature that children will be familiar with, a plucky young seagull called Sidney, a shy little fish called Florence and a crab called Claudius who has a huge heart. Emma is currently working on her fourth work, watch this space for further details!
You can arrange a visit for your pre-school or primary school. If your setting is located in the Lincolnshire area your visit will be FREE of charge. However if you are outside this area a charge will need to be made to cover travelling expenses.
In EYFS settings Emma will talk to the children about how Sidney Seagull & his friends, Florence Fish & Claudius Crab “came to life”, she will read the stories and invite the children to use her ‘Sidney & friends’ story sack and colouring sheets. This usually takes around 30 – 45 mins.
In Key Stage 1 settings Emma will talk to the children about how she became an author, about the process in which ‘Sidney Seagull Starts the Stomp’, ‘The Famous Fins of Florence Fish’ & ‘The Curious Case of Claudius Crab’ were written and published. This will include the children looking at copies of her story notes, copies of the illustrators illustrations and proofs of the stories from the printing company. This usually takes around 45 – 60 minutes.
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