THERE was a fishy welcome for this writer as he paid a visit to a Hayling school.
Mike Henson, author of The Nut Stays Shut, stopped by Mill Rythe Infant School to celebrate World Book Day.
The 37-year-old, of Hayling Island, was swamped by youngsters all dressed up as octopuses for the annual event.
As well as giving a whole school assembly, he also gave pupils tips on how to build and illustrate a story.
Charlotte Tigne, assistant head at the school, said: ‘The pupils loved it.’