Come and meet the Bookstart Bear

EVERY parent is a hero to their children, but even heroes need a helping hand to hone their skills. That’s why this June, Thurrock Council’s libraries service is asking parents and carers in the borough to don their superhero masks, reveal their secret powers and go with their children on a quest to find a hero-themed and free National Bookstart Week event.

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A special version of Harper Collins’ Super Duck, by popular children’s author Jez Alborough, will be a free gift for children who take part.

The lively story follows the heroic Super Duck as he strives to rescue his friend Frog from an unplanned flight on a wayward kite.

Feel free to come along dressed up as a hero and come and meet the Bookstart Bear.

The events are:

Tuesday, 10 June, 10.30am, Stanford Library; and 1.30pm. High House Production Park (Purfleet).

Wednesday, 11 June, 10.30am, Grays Library; and 1.30pm Thameside Nature Park.

Thursday, 12 June, 10.30am, Chadwell Library; and 1.30pm. South Ockendon Centre.

Friday, 13 June, 10.30am,Tilbury Library.

Viv Bird, Chief Executive of the Booktrust, said: “All the research shows reading together strengthens family bonds and helps children do better at school, whatever the family’s background.

“You don’t have to be a great reader yourself to share a story with your children – often you just need to let the pictures carry you both along.”

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