Youngsters meet author and illustrator

North Bay Library'Writer Christina Butler and illustrator Tina Macnaughton, gave a talk about her new book and how its put together'PA1142-13

North Bay Library'Writer Christina Butler and illustrator Tina Macnaughton, gave a talk about her new book and how its put together'PA1142-13

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YOUNG bookworms were listening intently when they visited a local library for a talk about how a new children’s book was put together.

Pupils from Martongate Primary School went to North Bridlington Library, on Martongate, where author Christina Butler and illustrator Tina Macnaughton gave a talk about their new picture book, called “One Christmas Night.”

There were 60 pupils from Year 1 and 60 more from reception classes that went along to the event.

Christina, who is a full-time author from Wold Newton, read stories to the children and told them about the writing and editing process involved in making the book.

Illustrator Tina, who lives in Guildford, Surrey, showed them how she came up with the designs for the book and demonstrated how she brought the characters alive using different textures.

Emma Withers, a teacher at Martongate School, said: “It went well. The children all enjoyed listening to a new Christmas story out this year.”

A spokesperson for North Bridlington Library said: “Christina is one of the star turns of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

“Her husband uses the North Library and thought it would be a good idea to do a talk here to children.

“The kids thought it was brilliant. I saw the kids when they left and they were excited by it all.”

Christina and Tina are currently touring the East Riding and Hull to talk to children about their new book.

Christina, who has written five books during her career as an author, said she and Tina had a great time with pupils from Martongate School.

She said: “We had a fantastic time, the children of Martongate Primary were delightful and it was brilliant to bring Little Hedgehog to life for them.”