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The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is very excited to bring the best-selling author Pamela Butchart to primary schools in Cumbria!

Competition Time!

To celebrate Pamela’s upcoming tour to Cumbria we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest book Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon!

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply answer this question:

As well as being a best-selling children’s author, Pamela has a full time job. What is it?

a. Firefighter
b. Philosophy teacher
c. Pet stylist
d. Trapeze artist

The closing date is Thursday 9 July. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name and email. View full terms and conditions here.

About Pamela Butchart

Pamela Butchart

Pamela won the Blue Peter Best Story Award in 2015 for The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and her brilliantly bonkers books have won young fans around the world.

As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World™. Her hilarious books are inspired by her own childhood which was filled with broken metal detectors, mud pies, haunted primary schools, dinosaurs, exploding balloons filled with rice and crazy bedtime storytelling with her Gran.

Over the course of the week Pamela will share her wonderfully mad-cap books with Y3-6 pupils from 11 different schools. Guaranteed to be brilliant fun, Pamela’s school events are jam-packed with stories, games, drawing and maybe even some plasticine aliens – a sure-fire way to get pupils excited about books!

Keep up to date with stories, photos and videos from the road with our Twitter and Instagram.

To find out more about the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour take a look at the Scottish Book Trust website.

Author Factfile

  • Pamela loves cats, Kinder eggs, funny babies, small dogs, tulips, cheese, dinosaurs, pyjamas and socks with sausage dogs on them.
  • As well as being a best-selling children’s author Pamela is a secondary school Philosophy teacher.
  • Pamela has always loved and collected children’s books, but she never thought she could write her own until her fiancé bought her a ‘How to Write for Children’ book for her birthday.
  • When Pamela grows up she would like to own a luxury hotel for cats. She thinks she’ll call it Meowington Palace

On the Bookshelf

My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat

My Headteaher is a Vampire RatIf you like to snort loudly with undignified laughter then you should definitely read My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat. This is Pamela’s third book about the antics of Izzy, Zach, Jodi and Maisie which hilariously captures the craziness of primary school. When Izzy and her friends arrive at school to find a BEWARE! DANGER! NO ENTRY! sign on their classroom door and are told in assembly that lots of the school is OUT OF BOUNDS rumours start to spread that the school is infested with RATS! Even more worrying is the arrival of Mr Graves the New Head teacher. He wears a cape, burns in the sunlight, has funny, wormy lips and bans garlic bread on Italian Day! But how can they prove that Mr Graves is a vampire and stop his army of vampire rats taking over the school before it is TOO LATE?

With quirky illustrations by Thomas Flintham, this book is brilliantly bonkers and packed with imagination, adventure and laugh-out-loud humour. Read it now!

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

Petunia PerryPetunia Perry has decided to write her memoirs. She wants the world to know what it’s like to start secondary school with a best friend who stages one-person flash mobs in the canteen, a mother who over-shares at parents’ evenings and an unwelcome suitor who draws pictures of her as a unicorn. But it’s when she decides to start a band with a spoon-player and a lead-singer who’s a cat that things take a turn for the truly crazy…

This kooky and hilarious novel about how to fit in when you don’t want to conform will be adored by fans of Louise Rennison and David Walliams.

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