Saturday 6 February 2016

Book Worms author Jane Cohen visits local primary school

Here at Candy Jar, we are always keen to spread the literary love around - to anybody who will listen, to be honest. Luckily, we have a lovely bunch of authors who feel exactly the same way!

The fabulous Jane Cohen, writer for women's magazines and author of Book Worms, has been sharing her charming and fun children's story with a local after-school book club.

A couple of weeks ago, Jane went and met the lovely children at local primary school Albany Road Primary School for their weekly after-school "Book Worms" meeting.

After first arriving with the promise of giving the children "real worms" to taste (they were gummy worms really - we promise!) Jane got down to business to chat all things bookie.

"We talked about our favourite authors - the two favourites seemed to be Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling!" says Jane.

Jane got to share with the children her story of how Book Worms came about, too:

"My daughter entered a school competition to paint a mural on the school wall. We came up with the idea of a very clever family of worms who had a million books, and could read a book in 25 seconds - I think the children thought that was very funny!"

"I read different parts of Book Worms, and we talked about different creepy crawlies and what the word 'metamorphosis' meant. The children were horrified when I told them that Earth Worm Soup was actually something real!"

It wasn't just the children who left the session a little bit wiser - Jane got a lesson too:

"Their lovely teacher taught me where the term 'Book Worms' originated from - apparently years ago, old books would get riddled with actual worms!"

Well... you learn something new every day.

We love that all the children had such a lovely time, and that Jane could go and meet some young fans! Many thanks to the staff at Albany Primary School!

Book Worms is available to purchase from the Candy Jar website and on Amazon.

If you are interested in booking a visit or talk about all things Book Worms , contact Lauren Thomas at or call 02921 157202


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