The Etherington Brothers – review

On 5 February some 140 children from Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed a wonderfully entertaining hour in The Junior School Hall with the Etherington Brothers, Robin and Lorenzo. From the very first minute, the celebrated graphic novelists held us transfixed with a host of different characters, wonderful ideas, and some inspirational delivery.

Here are just some of the comments the children made afterwards:

‘It was really good, because they told things in a funny way.’

‘They gave me lots of new ideas for writing stories.’

‘I loved the way they think outside the box with their characters.’

‘Amazing imagination!’

‘I loved their acting, when people in the audience made suggestions.’

‘They gave it their all.’

This surely ranks as one of the Junior School’s most successful Book Events ever, in so many different ways: copies sold, level of participation and, most importantly, the children’s continuing enthusiasm after the presentation. The buzz throughout was incredibly positive, and the message was clear: ‘Don’t leave it too long to come back and visit us again!’

Steve Marsh

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