Superhero author

VISIT Author Guy Bass talks to pupils at Wicor Primary School about his work.  Picture: Steve Reid (120708-277)
VISIT Author Guy Bass talks to pupils at Wicor Primary School about his work. Picture: Steve Reid (120708-277)
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AWARD-winning children’s author Guy Bass was a big hit with children at a school in Fareham.

The Dinkin Dings creator who has twice won the Portsmouth Book Award inspired youngsters at Wicor Primary with tales of super heroes.

Alison Rowe, a learning mentor, said: ‘The children laughed at the funny bits and listened intently as Guy described the processes of putting his stories together.

‘Many of them picked up on Guy’s trick of noticing everyday things and writing them in his notebook.’

Guy is one of the Wicor’s most popular writers – there are waiting lists for his books when they are returned to the school library.

Grace Murch, nine, said: ‘I loved seeing Guy Bass. He was really funny. He has introduced me to a new type of book which I haven’t read before.

‘It’s really good to meet a real life author because you get to hear things from their point of view.’

Guy is one of the authors who is encouraging youngsters to ‘Do a Dickens’ and write a story as part of the News Read All About It campaign. To find out more see portsmouth.co.uk/news/camapaigns/read-all-about-it

Headteacher Mark Wildman said: ‘Seeing the writer in the flesh has made a big difference. Several children have told us Guy’s visit has inspired them to take his story starter and write their own ending.’