By Frazer MacDonald
Children’s authors Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve led a colourful parade at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival Family Fun Day, with a guest appearance by Rastamouse. Everyone at the event was invited to join in the fun.
The Family Fun Day invited children from all over the city to come and meet some of their favourite authors and to join in some fantastic workshops. The parade very much reflected the fun the children were having and their love of reading and included lots of colourful costumes, laughter and plenty of family fun. The parade has been a tradition of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival since it began, with both the guests and the staff at the look forward to it each year.
Even Cyril the Squirrel and the MCBF Pug joined in the parade as it snaked around Manchester Metropolitan University, showing how the festival is not only designed to please an audience, but to bring people closer together and create a sense of community.
All the children involved had a fantastic time and loved showing off their costumes.
Jack, aged 6, said, “I loved the parade with the authors and Rastamouse and my mum did too!”