IMAGINATION was sparked for youngsters during a week of celebrating books.

Anton Infant School welcomed author Paul Stickland on Wednesday as part of its World Book Week celebrations.

Children and teachers throughout the school donned costumes to look like their favourite characters, with some dressing as Disney princesses, Tigger and Horrid Henry.

Each year group were given the opportunity to learn from Paul and be read some of his books, including Dinosaur Roar, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

Talking about World Book Week, Paul said: “Everyone loves stories and stories are really important as they turn the day into a creative activity.”

Known for his pop-up books, Paul taught some of the youngsters how to create their own pop-ups, with Year R pupils set the task to make a dinosaur.

“We tend to find by the end of the session they have come up with their own story when they think about it, which is great,” Paul added.

Year R teacher Kath Gigg said that throughout the day children asked a lot of questions.

Ms Gigg added: “The children were very excited talking about who they were and we made a book and they drew themselves to show who they were dressed up as.”

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