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Event, interview, author opp: Pasta Kidz at WHSmith Nottingham - 13/4/19

Press release: Author & Illustrator Event

Photo call & interview opportunity - 13th April 2019


Pasta Kidz Author & Illustrator to host fundraiser in aid of ‘When you wish upon a Star' charity in Nottingham




February 12th2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom: Pasta Kidz author and illustrator duo,Bryony Supper and Julian Bray, will host a fun and interactive fundraising event for families to attend on Saturday 13thApril at the WHSmith Victoria Centre store in Nottingham.


In aid of Nottingham-based charityWhen you wish upon a Star, all author proceeds from books sold during the event will go straight to help make dreams come true for sick children.This is a free event, open to all to attend, from 10am to 2pm. There will be regular readings for children and parents to grab a few minutes' rest during a busy day shopping (at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30), author/illustrator Q&As will follow the readings, plus photo opportunities with Bryony, Julian and Wish Bear (from the When you wish upon a Star charity).


It is also a unique chance for shoppers to grab a first glimpse of the third book in the Pasta Kidz series, The Boing Boing Bushes, and get their books signed by the authorandthe illustrator. Anyone who buys a copy of any Pasta Kidz book at this store will be entered into a competition to win a real Pastaball!


The Pasta Kidz and Pasta Petz Adventures introduce a magical Pastaworld with different Pasta Languages, Pastaball, Pasta Games, Pasta Musical Instruments and The Pastamobile, for children up to around eight years of age to immerse themselves in! Pasta is a mealtime favourite of children around the world, and the lively and fun-packed Pasta Kidz series taps straight into our love of this Italian-turned-global failsafe food. Bryony Supper, the creator of the Pasta Kidz brand, has teamed up with incredible illustrator, Julian Bray, to build a host of characters with their own unique personalities with the aim of showing children (and their parents!) that differences in appearance and language don't matter when it comes to playing and having fun! The Pasta Kidz form solid friendships that help them along the way in their many adventures, encountering Pasta Beings and Pasta Beasties, challenges and hurdles of all shapes and sizes.


Designed with young readers in mind, the Pasta Language, vivid illustrations and easy to read stories (with a subtle moral/educational message added into each book, a bit like that hidden veggie sauce on the pasta for lunch!) combine to create a recipe for success. The first two books in the Pasta Kidz series have been very popular, not just with children but librarians, teachers, even football teams and celebrities! The third book - The Boing Boing Bushes - is due for release in February 2019 - just in time for World Book Day (7thMarch 2019).


Bryony's energy and ideas, combined with the 350+ different types of pasta in the world, mean this is a series with a lot of potential! Bryony has already written 25 Pasta Kidz stories and is inspired daily by her work with parents, grandparents, teachers, carers, bloggers and reviewers around the world.


About the author

Bryony Supper (pictured with actress Su Pollard, Maggie Falconer from the When you wish upon a Star charity and ‘Wish Bear'), the creator of Pasta Kidz, trained as a professional actress at the Drama Studio, Ealing. From there she played a series of comedy roles and has a wide range of experience from the ‘Rocky Horror Show' to stand-up comedy and children's television - Bryony was a regular on Tyne Tees' Gimmee Five with Ant and Dec, writing all her own material. For the past three years, Bryony has been working on developing the Pasta Kidz books and brand.


In Book 1, The Inventing Tubes, she created a Pastaball for her characters to play with, and is proud to say it has been made into an actual game! This will be played for the first time in a primary school in England, using a real Pastaball, which was made by Gilbert, the leading sports equipment manufacturing brand! Book 2, The Sorry Sticks, was published in March 2017, showing children that apologising for mistakes can sometimes be a lot of fun!


An East Midlands-born project in aid of When you wish upon a Star charity, Bryony is also working withNottingham Forest FC, and is in conversation with an animation company to bring the Pasta Kidz to life! Her ‘Pasta Language' has been a great hit in local schools and, ultimately, Bryony's aim is to raise money to help children with life-threatening illnesses.



Title:Pasta Kidz - The Boing, Boing Bushes

Author:Bryony Supper

Genre:Children's to 7 years


Publication:February 28 2019

Availability:Paperback & eBook, International


Price: £4.99 paperback




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