Jess Mikhail introduced Florentine and Pig to a lovely audience of children at Church Stretton Library. In the cosy reading corner, Jess read ‘Florentine & Pig & Lost Pirate Treasure’ with help from the children who enjoyed making the sounds to accompany the story, especially sounding like ‘Pig’.

After the story Jess helped the children to decorate bunting, so glue, glitter and gorgeous new crayons (kindly supplied by Church Stretton Library) were used with great effect.

This activity was followed by a Treasure Hunt through the streets of Church Stretton via Kaboodle – with its wonderful Pirate-themed window – to find the bookshop with the Secret Treasure: ‘Blueberry and Yoghurt Treasure Chest Cakes’! Jess had brought a picnic blanket and cake stand so a lovely picnic was had by all and of course Jess signed copies of ‘Florentine & Pig & Lost Pirate Treasure’

Jess Mikhail, Children’s Illustrator: July 2013