On Wednesday we were very lucky to have a special visitor to our class, the author of the 2014 UK People´s Book Prize Winner and UK bestseller Billy Bob Buttons. The children learned about the importance of knowing your character and how to bring a character to life. Edward, whose pen name is Billy Bob Buttons, challenged the children to listen carefully to his description of a monster from one of his books and then see who could recreate an image using this description. There were some fantastic attempts and one child was very lucky to win a signed copy of The Muffin Monster, a class favourite. He also shared his top tips for writing, read an extract from one of his books and answered questions generated by the children. At the end of the day there was an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of one of his books. Chloe was really pleased with her choice!