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Tom Nicoll and Ross Collins: Picture book bonanza

Genre: Humour, Illustration, Picture books
Age group: 6-8

Two of Scotland's most talented picture book authors, Tom Nicoll and Ross Collins, treat us to readings of two of their hilarious picture books, There's Nothing Faster Than a Cheetah and There's Nothing Cuter Than a Puppy. Ross shows us how to draw a speedy cheetah and a blobfish with a bouffant! Pencils and paper at the ready...

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the event.

Build your own race car! (SCN 1-07a, MNU 1-11a, TCH 1-09a, TCH 1-10a)

A lion in a lorry and a fox in a fire engine? Now it's time to build your own super speedy race car! Use materials such as egg boxes, cardboard, Lego and bottle tops, and think about what you need to keep your car stable and able to move. If you're stuck, see Wonderbly's guide to egg box creations(this link will open in a new window). Once you're all ready, have a whole class race in your playground and measure whose car goes the furthest. On your marks. . . Get set. . . Go!

For more tips on bringing picture books to life, see our resource of quick drama activities below.