Pupils at Stradbroke Primary School got an insight into the literary world when local author Samantha Dann and her illustrator daughter Avril paid a visit.
The mother and daughter team gave tips on writing successful stories and how a character can be designed using pen and ink.
The duo created the children’s book Madder’s World, and the pupils took part in a competition to come up with an illustrated character based on Frank from the book.
The standard was so high that they chose a winner and six runners up. Willam Game in Year 5, who was the outright winner with his ‘Iron Frank’ design, won a signed illustration by Avril and a personally designed copy of Madder’s World.