Forget Gruffalo - we’ve got tales of Gordon the Goblin

February 28 2014

SHOPS on Gloucester Road will be celebrating World Book Day this month with toddler story-time, book-filled window displays, and other activities.

SHOPS on Gloucester Road will be celebrating World Book Day this month with toddler story-time, book-filled window displays, and other activities.  

Room 212 - an art gallery, shop and creative space - will be creating a window display made up of several books by local authors and illustrators.

Owner, Sarah Thorp, will be displaying 'Quest in a Vest' and 'Oh my! Is that a Pork Pie' - two children's books about Gloucester Road's mascot, Gordon the Goblin, illustrated by local artist Laura Robertson and written by her husband Tariq; Crystal Mirror and Other Stories by Bishopston resident, Tim Malnick; and books and prints by local organic gardener, Tim Foster.

Authors will be reading their books from 4-5.30pm, with a special guest appearance from Gordon the Goblin himself.

Moodles - a children's clothes shop, which opened in January - will also be offering book-readings throughout the day, and other activities between 10am and 2.30pm.

Sarah Ubhi will be promoting the Poppy dresses she sells, which come with a book telling the story printed around the bottom of the dress, and Cou Cou plate sets, which come with a book about the characters on them.

World Book Day will be taking place on March 6. For more information, visit the Facebook pages of Room 212, Moodles and Glos Rd Central.