An award-winning children’s author took youngsters on an adventure through space as part of Dundee University’s Festival of the Future.
Nick Sharratt, author of kids’ favourites including Shark in the Park, What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen and Octopus Socktopus, flew in to Bonar Hall for a special interactive drawing and storytelling event.
The session celebrated Nick’s new book You Choose in Space, the latest in the You Choose series written by Pippa Goodhart, where the reader gets to decide what happens next in the story.
Nick held a drawing session with the youngsters before treating them to a reading of his Shark in the Park.
Fancy dress was encouraged, leading to a colourful cast of spacemen, superheroes, aliens and princesses joining in the fun.
Emma Beatt, the university’s creative project officer and festival co-ordinator, said: “It was totally brilliant.
“We had about 200 children and parents with loads dressed up as astronauts. Nick did some illustrations and talked about space, it was a wonderful, fun day.”