Type of Artist:
Talk for 30-60 students - 30 minute talk with reading. 15 minute animation flip-book making activity. 5-10 minute Q and A.
Talk for 60+ students - 45 min talk, includes a robot quiz, readings, etc. 5-10 minute Q and A.
DetailsPreferred age range:
7-13 year olds
Maximum number in any one session:
Library workshop - 15-20
Small school talk - 30-60
Large school talk - 60+
No of sessions per day:
Preferably 2 in the morning and 1 in afternoon
45-50 minutes. Plus signing time afterwards.
Areas prepared to travel to:
London and the South East or Birmingham for a day visit.
Anywhere overnight if expenses are met.
Rail preferably. Car is possible in London.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
PLI from the SOA
"We had a fantastic visit from Peter Bunzl with our Chatterbooks group who had absolutely loved Cogheart and were really ex- cited to meet him. Peter talked to them about himself, his inspiration and what books and films have influenced his story. He really managed to captivate and entertain them with his fascinating insight into the world of an author. They also loved the interactive element of the visit when he showed then how to make animation strips to use in a Victorian Zoetrope. I would definitely recom- mend a visit from Peter Bunzl my children were enthused and motivated to write their own stories after this fantastic experience."
Jo Clarke, Library Manager, Whitchurch C of E School.
"All the children at Whiteheath Book Ninjas (our Chatterbooks group) appreciated and enjoyed Peter's visit. They absolutely loved reading the book and had some thoughtful questions to ask that showed they'd read with real attention. Peter was so engag- ing and professional in his presentation. He had a great rapport with the children and answered their questions beautifully. We covered everything from Charles Dickens and Jules Verne to Zoetropes and Zeppelins! I would thoroughly recommend Peter as an author for school visits.”
Gita Ralleigh, School Librarian, Whiteheath Junior School.
"Our Chatterbooks club members had a brilliant morning with Peter Bunzl. Everything you want from a children’s author visit! It was inspiring, creative and fun. They loved hearing about the books and films that had inspired Peter’s debut book, Cogheart. All of them were thrilled to have a go at creating their own animation to show on a Victorian-style zoetrope. This interactive element of the day was a huge success. Cogheart is an exciting adventure with friendship and bravery at its heart – a clever mix of historical and steampunk – it has a wide appeal. I loved it."
Anne Thompson, Prep Librarian, Notre Dame School
Peter Bunzl's Amazon site
For large talks over 100 people I would prefer a microphone, if possible.