Incredible edibles review, by Charlotte (age 9)
The TV shows ‘Incredible Edibles ‘and ‘Gastronauts’ are two of my favourite shows, so actually seeing the event at the Guildhall was pretty exciting! It all started with marshmallows being thrown all over the room which was unexpected, even for people who saw the bowl!
This event was very popular, and not one chair was empty. The noise people made was so loud, cheering, shouting and saying ‘mmm!’ or ‘yuk!’ , that it was like a herd of elephants were watching! There were many experiments including freezing cheese with carbon dioxide, eating foods that could make you fart and ( my favourite) bottom sandwiches. One very funny moment was when a girl sitting very close to me was asked up to the front. She was asked if she had ever eaten explosives before, and nervously said ‘no’. She took two spoonfuls from a container which said EXPLOSIVES, mixed it up with water (with a nervous face) then ate it. We were all worried, until it was revealed that the powder was just Birds custard! Another funny experiment involved rockets made of bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice. One went off quickly with a pop and landed on the floor, but when there were about 60, all you could hear was pop, fizz, drop over and over again!
Overall, I would give this event 5 stars, as it was fun, funny and surprising. Now I know what makes you fart, what pink marshmallows and Haribos have in them and much more!
Anthony Horowitz review, by Axel
This event was about the newly published book Oblivion, the final novel of the series “The Power of Five”, a story about 5 heroes, 4 boys and one girl set in a supernatural world where demons and witches exist and everyone lives in fear.
Lorna Bradbury from the Daily Telegraph asked many questions to Anthony then the public as well.
My favourite moment was when he told us that to become a writer we should do something illegal but not get caught. Like reversing your car on your really mean granny!
Beast Quest review, by Aloys
I had to get up very early to meet Aduro the Wizard as I live almost 2 hours from the Kingdom of Bath. We came to help young King Hugo to vanquish the beasts! Aduro the Wizard read from the 60th Beast Quest book : Doomskull. Everyone enjoyed the Beast Quest Bingo but I didn’t win a goodie bag.
My favourite moment was when Aduro made a potion with feather, crystal, ring, coin, compass and sock, a beast arrived but it was funnier than scarier. I loved it!
Cathy Cassidy review, by Mia
A girl dominated audience sat waiting full of anticipation; a roar of applause filled the room as the inspiring author entered. Cathy introduced herself and her background, whilst talking about her inspiration for writing… daydreaming! Cathy also explained about her new book “Summer’s Dream”, and her other series “Daizy Star”.
There was laughter and smiles throughout. I think the event was a great success, and that many budding writers (including myself) were inspired by Cathy’s determination. The most memorable part was when she read an extract of “Summer’s Dream”, everyone was captivated.