Bloom in Barnes!

Bloom in Barnes!


He’s best known as CBeebies Mr Bloom, but did you know that Ben Faulks, the man behind every kid’s favourite allotment, is also a children’s author? Good news alert – he’s coming to Barnes! He’ll be here on Saturday 12th May to talk about two books – ‘Watch Out for Muddy Puddles’ with Ben Cort, and ‘What Makes Me a Me?’ with David Tazzyman. His workshop is ideal for ‘tiddlers’ (3 and up) and will be an entertaining adventure about what makes us unique and how to get prepared for fantastical puddle jumping excursion! Just don’t get him started on eggs, OK?

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Ben Faulks: A space man.


BCLF: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

BF: Go to work on an egg.


BCLF: And the worst?

BF: Those that ask, don’t get.


BCLF: My favourite word is…

BF: Jumbo.


BCLF: My greatest fear is…

BF: The power of social media.


BCLF: My hidden talent is…

BF: Being an egg chef.


BCLF: Favourite book as a child?

BF: ‘In the Night Kitchen’ by Maurice Sendak.


BCLF: Who is your favourite literary villain?

BF: Randall Flagg (the character from the Stephen King books).


BCLF: Tell us a joke…

BF: What is brown and sticky? A stick (Ka Boom Ching!)


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