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.
Q Pootle 5 is touching down for the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade!  Hamleys, the finest toy shop in the world, is bringing the magic of Christmas to the festive shopping season on Sunday 20th November 2016. London’s Regent Street will be transformed in a traffic-free, all-day extravaganza for the biggest toy parade London has ever seen! Pootle will leave his spaceship behind and will join in the excitement on the CBeebies bus.
WORLD SPACE WEEK launches 4th-10th October - the BIGGEST space event on Earth! WSW aims to inspire everyone about space. We are very excited that Q Pootle 5 and Nick Butterworth have teamed up with World Space Week UK to support getting little ones inspired too. Find out how you and your school can get involved on their website
Q Pootle 5's creator, Nick Butterworth, is a passionate supporter of taking time to read with children and is delighted to be bringing this to the Book Trust's 'Time to Read' campaign.  In his blog, he tells us what inspires his love of reading and sharing stories.
Pootle had an 'out of this world' time in August at CBeebies Land making lots of new friends.  Thank you for all your smiles and lovely photos.. and hugs, of course!! =D
Thank you to all of you who came along to the 'Holiday to Space' event at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in the summer holidays. It was lovely to meet so many of you inspired by space, just like Nick.  Here, in his guest blog for the Royal Observatory, he talks of his early days looking up at the stars...