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Project Spotlight: 'The Runaway Pea' selected for BookTrust campaign

last updated 01 February 2023

‘The Runaway Pea’, illustrated by Alex Willmore and written by Kjartan Poskitt (Simon & Schuster) has been selected for BookTrust’s 2020 Time to Read campaign. Over 750,000 copies of the hilarious picture book will be given out to reception children during the Autumn term.

BookTrust’s campaign encourages families to make time to share stories and read together for fun even when children start to read independently.

Alex Willmore said:

“Having ‘The Runaway Pea’ selected for BookTrust’s Time to Read campaign is so wonderfully exciting. It is such an honour and so humbling to know that Kjartan’s fantastically fun story and my drawings of veggies will be reaching so many people and to know that the characters I had so much fun drawing, will be the first books that some children own and will hopefully enjoy for many years to come. A huge thank you to the BookTrust for selecting this book that I’m so proud to have been a part of.”

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