Autumn performances 2023 › Coventry

Owen Sheers and Helen Stephens performance

Poetry pirates, and flying carpets: join us for a magical morning of adventuring with Drew, Moo and Bunny Too, a new picture book in verse by poet and author Owen Sheers, illustrated by Helen Stephens. With readings from the story, the chance to hear how the book came to be written and how the pictures were created, and the opportunity to watch Helen draw live on stage, this fun and interactive performance will delight children with the power of stories, pictures and working creatively.

Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _Drew, Moo and Bunny Too_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of Drew, Moo and Bunny Too to take home and keep!

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Thursday 12th October
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 3 and 4

Helen Stephens

Helen is an award-winning author, illustrator, best known for her international bestselling How to Hide a Lion series. Her books are published in about 30 languages worldwide. Helen loves to try new ways of working: some books are made by hand on paper, some are a hybrid of handmade and digital, and recently Helen made a picture book entirely on Procreate. She lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her family and her dog, Peggy.

Praise for Fleabag

This touching tale of love and friendship is complemented by beautiful illustrations



Helen Stephens introduces herself and her work

Owen Sheers

Owen is a poet, author and playwright. Brought up in Wales, as a child he liked playing in the local woods, tree-climbing and playing rugby. He began writing poetry when he was young and this has remained his first love, although he has also written novels, plays and screenplays for TV. He is the co-founder of a new college focused on sustainable futures, and a patron of The Children’s Bookshow! He lives in the Black Mountains in Wales with his two daughters.

Praise for Drew, Moo and Bunny Too

A book bursting with love and adventure

Cerys Matthews

Book tickets for an event and receive two free books for your classroom

How to book tickets

Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate four free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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We feel it is so beneficial for our children to have the opportunity to meet authors and to hear them talk about their work. The children themselves are so enthusiastic about reading after these events that we feel they are an invaluable contribution towards our children becoming both skilled readers and lovers of reading.

A teacher in Liverpool

The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.
  • Please ensure your children have visited the bathroom before the show starts, or ask them to wait until after the performance ends. A constant stream of children getting up to go to the toilet is very distracting for our performers and other members of the audience.

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Have any questions? Get in touch

Katy Webster

Your contact for this performance is Katy Webster, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07904 068084