Hugely successful children’s author Julia Donaldson visited Sgoil an Rubha on Lewis for a series of storytelling sessions.
With several million book sales to her name Donaldson is one of Britain’s most loved children’s authors and her literary creations - especially the Gruffalo - have become children’s classics.
She was on Lewis as part of Faclan - The Hebridean Book Festival but she found the time to visit the Point School where she also signed a mountain of children’s books as well as hosting workshops, singalongs and some role playing of her most famous books.
“I’ve been performing at the book festival and I managed to come and visit the school too,” smiled Julia in between frantic scribbles on the never-ending conveyor belt of books being placed in front of her.
“I didn’t think I’d still be so popular 20-years on and to be honest I didn’t even think The Gruffalo - when I wrote it - would get published but now it must be something like the 80th edition of it now.
“But I’ve written so much more than just the Gruffalo and I do sometimes get a little ‘Gruffallo’d out’. Today in the school we acted out ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ which is a farmyard story and another of my favourite books ‘The Magic Paintbrush.’ “I’m thinking of writing a musical next and I started off writing songs so I’d like to give a musical a try.”