Creator of Percy the Park Keeper visits primary schools

Nick Butterworth with pupils of Otley Primary.
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Nick Butterworth with pupils of Otley Primary. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Children’s author Nick Butterworth - who is best known for his Percy the Park Keeper books - has visited two Suffolk primary schools to spread his love of reading and writing.

Mr Butterworth spoke to pupils at Witnesham and Otley Primary Schools on Tuesday, November 27, later signing copies of his books for the excited youngsters.

Richard Benstock, who is executive headteacher at both schools, said: “He talked to them about how he created Percy and some of his other well-known characters. “He also did some drawings on the board, as he is an illustrator too, and talked about how he came up with their designs.

“The children absolutely loved it.

“After his talk, all the children wanted to do was create their own characters.”

Nick has been writing children's stories for over 30 years.
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Nick has been writing children's stories for over 30 years. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Mr Butterworth later spoke to parents at Otley Primary School’s parents evening on how they can help inspire a love of reading in their children.

Nick read aloud several books he has written including the award winning, The Whisperer.
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Nick read aloud several books he has written including the award winning, The Whisperer. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

He also visited Witnesham Primary School earlier in the day.
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He also visited Witnesham Primary School earlier in the day. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Famous Children's Author Nick Butterworth visited school children in Suffolk.
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Famous Children's Author Nick Butterworth visited school children in Suffolk. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Famous Children's Author Nick Butterworth visited school children in Suffolk.
Picture: RACHEL EDG

Famous Children's Author Nick Butterworth visited school children in Suffolk. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant