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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Drawing feelings and emotions with Tom Percival

Apply now for a chance to host author and illustrator Tom Percival at your school!

Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of many well-loved picture books about wellbeing. These include Ruby's Worry, The Dream Team series and The Invisible, which was longlisted for the 2022 Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal!

In these events, Tom will share some of his stories with your pupils and show through his beautiful, thought-provoking stories how we can learn to understand and look after our emotions and feelings. Tom will also lead interactive activities on drawing emotions and share some of the innovative illustration processes behind his books. Make sure to have paper and pencils ready to join in!

These events are aimed at P1–4 (ages 4–7) and can be tailored to any audience size with presentations for whole/multiple year groups or smaller workshops for class size groups. Tom may also be able to run bespoke illustration sessions for older pupils. Please indicate your preferences in your application.

Find out more about Tom's books: The Dream Defenders (Macmillan)(this will open in a new window), Big Bright Feelings(this will open in a new window), The River, The Invisible, The Sea Saw(this will open in a new window)

Check out these fantastic videos to get a taste of Tom's events: Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and Authors Live

Find out more about Tom Percival(this will open in a new window)

When: Monday 19 – Friday 23 September 2022

Who: Primary schools

Where: Your school (Orkney and Shetland)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P1–4 (ages 4–7). Older audiences may apply.

Audience size: Any size. Whole/multiple year groups or smaller workshops for class size groups welcome to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday 24 August, 12 noon

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)