Nick Butterworth and Pootle are thrilled to be back at the National Space Centre today for another Small Space Day for even the youngest astronauts. It's a great fun day with Nick's interactive talks and stories, sing-along to songs from the show and screenings and a craft area for some great space makes. Not forgetting appearances and hugs from Pootle himself!!
HOORAY! We have great news! We are So excited to tell you that we have a delivery of these plush Pootles and Oopsys coming to join us at the National Space Centre for the Small Space Day on Friday 12th May! Our first batch available! Don't forget Nick Butterworth and the REAL Pootle will be there too, of course ;-) So, do come and join Nick Butterworth, best-selling children’s author and illustrator, and Q Pootle 5 at the National Space Centre, Leicester. We are thrilled to be back here for another Small Space Day - a fun toddler event for the littlest Astronauts to enjoy.
Stargazing Live returns for 2017 from 28th-30th March. Celebrate stargazing all this week with CBeebies. Q Pootle 5 weekdays at 3.30pm.
We love books! To celebrate World Book Day, we wanted to share some of Nick Butterworth's wonderful artwork. So here are a couple of his concept sketches for 'Groobie's Spacewash' published by Walker Books. A glimpse at how he creates the layout for his beautiful books :)
WOW! We were thrilled to see Pootles and Oopsies, big and small, preview at Spielwarenmesse - the world's biggest toy fair in Nuremburg, Germany. We hope these will be available soon. Watch this space...!! Of course, not wanting to miss out, Pootle himself made an appearance and hit the pink carpet...
It's National Storytelling Week all this week (28th Jan - 4th Feb) and here at Pootle HQ we really LOVE reading and making stories! Pootle's creator (and friend), Nick Butterworth has written a lovely blog in support of the Book Trust's 'Time To Read' campaign. He tells us what inspires his love of reading and how reading with your little ones can lead to a very special kind of sharing. Click here to read Nick's Blog.
Pootle and friends would like to wish a Happy Chinese New Year to all those celebrating the Year of the Rooster! Why not celebrate like Ray and shake your tail feathers!! =D
Q Pootle 5's creator, and chum, Nick Butterworth is always thrilled to be invited to schools to talk about his stories, charming characters and where his ideas came from....all made to come to life with plenty of drawing and FUN! Which is just as well, as he will be visiting lots of schools very soon. Ready with his bag full of books and pens. All set to make any unsuspecting blank piece of paper come to life with his squiggles! Check out our list of upcoming visits and see if he'll be on his way to your school soon...
We are SO excited about our great events for Pootle coming up this year! Our lovely creator of Pootle and friends, Nick Butterworth, also has a diary filling up fast with his interactive shows at schools, libraries and other venues that we will be announcing soon. Watch this space for a fun place to be!
Happy New Year! Wherever you are in the galaxy, we wish you a happy and peaceful 2017.