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Ben Davis and his Hilarious World Book Day Talk

On Monday 26th February 2018, we were privileged to have Ben Davis, an international author, come to Gosford Hill School to tell us about his books: ‘Joe Cowley’, ‘My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral’ and most importantly ‘Make Me Awesome’.

After introducing himself, he asked us if we had any embarrassing family members. Of course the majority of us did! We shared hilarious, special memories regarding our embarrassing yet amazing family members.

He sent us into fits of laughter by reading extracts of his various novels.

"He was very dramatic but also very interesting" said Lily Howard, Year 7.

All of his books are based on humiliating family members. Most of these are based on real-life stories and are extraordinarily funny.

We all had very comical ideas of our own, so Ben let us create our own family members. There were some odd thoughts, from weird names to disastrous clothing (for example, an 80 year-old grandmother in her bikini), but it turned out to be spectacularly humorous. After we did this, we were challenged to create stories of our own.

"It was funny, interesting and a bit crazy," said Dylan Dyer, Year 7.

At the end of the brilliant lesson, we were allowed to buy a copy of his newest book and get it signed.

Here is a quote from Zoe Spokes, Year 7, "I’ve nearly finished the book and I am intrigued to find out what happens at the end. "

Kaitlyn Willis, Year 7, replied, "Making the character was weird and reading some of his novels was different and interesting. Altogether it was an amazing experience."

Lily Howard, Zoe Spokes, Gemma Blake, Annabelle Black & Jasmine Bendall-Smith

Posted: 2018-03-09 14:42:40
Last Edited: 2018-03-09 14:47:27