These charming, gentle stories follow Ruffle and his believable antics at the little steam railway that runs along the bottom of his garden. Ideal for Key stages 1 and 2, the books have already proved successful in the short time that they have been self-published. Since April 2016, over 5000 books have been sold with books being taken as far away as Australia and America.
Rachel would be able to visit free of charge – all that is asked is that her visit is publicised prior to her visit and that pupils would have the opportunity to buy one of her signed books on the day (usually at break-time). The story books are priced at £3 each and the colouring book is £2 – reasonable, realistic prices.
‘The session was great and unique to what I have seen from others’.
Ellen Lee – School Development Support Agency
‘My son was so animated and excited about the whole event, he loved having the story told to him, the puppet and the whole idea that he had met someone who had written a book was astounding to him! Bringing reading to life is so important to small children, an interactive approach to words is invaluable and that’s what this opportunity was for them all’.
Parent (MRG) – Mercenfeld Primary School
‘The children had a lovely time and your delivery of the Ruffle stories including props was fantastic!’
Richard Dax Headteacher, Belvoirdale Primary School
‘The stories are delightful! We were all enthralled and entertained by Rachel’s enthusiasm when telling the story of Ruffle. As one of our teachers said, the stories and presentation were heart-warming.’
Tim Jewitt, Headteacher Snarestone Primary School
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