Virtual Visit Webinar: David O’Doherty & Chris Judge,The Summer I Robbed a Bank

Sign up your class to join David O'Doherty and Chris Judge's Virtual Visit on Friday 18th June from 10:30 - 11:15. You will be sent an email from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the Virtual Visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

About the book:
Get ready for a brilliantly funny and unique summer adventure for middle grade readers with The Summer I Robbed a Bank, written by bestselling children’s author and comedian David O’Doherty and illustrated by the brilliantly creative Chris Judge. Rex's parents have split up, he's about to make the scary move to secondary school, and to make matters worse he has to spend his summer holiday on a remote and rainy Irish island - with lots of sheep for company. The only upside: he'll be staying with his strange and brilliant Uncle, Derm. Then Rex discovers Uncle Derm is about to execute his most hair-brained plan yet - he's going to rob the island's travelling bank! And he needs Rex's help . . . A madcap robbery, plenty of sheep and a summer of discoveries come together in this hilarious and heart-warming adventure.

What to expect during the session:
Join author David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge as they take you on a madcap summer adventure involving sheep, sharks and doughnuts! David will read from his new book The Summer I Robbed a Bank and share his inspiration for the story and setting, whilst Chris host a fun-filled draw-along - so have a pen and paper at the ready! David and Chris will also answer some of your pupils’ burning questions so don’t forget to send these in advance by emailing [email protected] with David O'Doherty in the subject line.

Read the free chapter sample and download this activity pack for lesson ideas linked to the book.

Get a copy of the book from your local independent bookshop. 

Sign up to register your class or school to join David O’Doherty’s virtual visit on 18th June and to get emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the virtual visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

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