M.C.D. Etheridge’s visit to our school was one of the highlights of our book week celebrations. His sneak preview reading of his first children’s book Whitebeard had the whole of Stage Two captivated and hanging off his every word. My students won’t stop asking me when Whitebeard will be available in the library. This visit was highly entertaining and rewarding, creating a lot of conversation starters about the origins of Saint Nicholas and Christmas itself.
M.C.D. Etheridge read the story to us like he was a pirate and took us on a fantasy pirate adventure, ‘it felt like we were really on the Rudolph’s Revenge’. We can not thank Matt enough for sharing his time and coming and reading with us. 2S cannot wait for the next chapter and to re-board the Rudolph’s Revenge and continue the adventure.Clare Skelding