The news is finally out! Michael the Amazing Mind-Reading Sausage Dog, written by Terrie Chilvers and illustrated by Tim Budgen, has been selected for The Blue Peter Book Club.
Working with The Reading Agency, Blue Peter will be hosting a monthly book club segment on their show. Each month, they’ll film at interesting and active locations thematically linked to that month’s book where Blue Peter presenters will join four readers for a book club discussion of that month’s title. Children who join in with the Book Club and send their reviews can earn a brand-new Blue Peter Book Badge designed by Sir Quentin Blake.
The Book Club will be launched live on Blue Peter tonight by special guest, children’s author and presenter, Greg James, and the campaign will also be supported by presenter and children’s author, Alesha Dixon.
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Greg James & Chris Smith say: “We are absolutely honoured to be launching this brand-new Blue Peter badge, designed by one of own children’s book heroes, the marvellous Sir Quentin Blake. Reading is a superpower, and we know the Blue Peter Book Club and Book badge are going to inspire children across the country to put on their capes and pick up a book.’’
Michael the Amazing Mind-Reading Sausage Dog will be featured on Blue Peter, (CBBC and iPlayer) CBBC HQ, BBC Social accounts, BBC websites including the BBC Education Bitesize platform and CBBC.
BBC Education will support the Blue Peter Book Club by creating 12 companion guides to sit within Bitesize Primary.
Michael the Sausage Dog is desperate to be a su-paw-star! His newfound talent of mind-reading might be his ticket to Hollywoof, as soon as he can
convince the talent show judges that he and his assistant Stanley Big Dog have what it takes.
But when they reach Hollywoof, it’s not as simple a life as Michael had dreamed. A rival show has started stealing their ticket sales and it’s up to him and his new friends to create a brilliant show, win back fans, and save the theatre.