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For a couple of years, Mango Bubbles Boy was involved in the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. Read on to find out more!

Hertford Children’s Book Festival 2015

Here is the highlights reel

2015 Gala

Here is a picture of me rehearsing for the Gala!


And another one of me reading ‘You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum!’ from backstage


This one is of all the performers of the night


Here is the link to watch the video (it is about half an hour long, so if you want to find me, I am about 32:25 minutes in)

2015 David Baddiel event



2015 Michael Morpurgo

This is at the end of the reading with the music of ‘The Mozart Question’, it was absolutely amazing!!!! A once in a lifetime experience!


Michael Morpurgo doing the Q and A at the end of the show


Me and my cousin got a copy of ‘The Mozart Question’ SIGNED!!!!!!!!!


That’s all for this year!!!!!

Hertford Children’s Book Festival 2015

We’re really looking forward to Hertford Children’s Book Festival this year. Especially our event with David Baddiel on the 3rd of October!! See info here. This is my review of his book-  The Parent Agency. Here is Stanypig’s review of it- The Parent Agency. We are also taking part in the Gala Evening on the 1st of October!! See info here. And he has written another book, that comes out on October 8th. It is called The Person Controller. This is the blurb from David Baddiel’s The Person Controller-

“From the author of THE PARENT AGENCY comes a thrilling, funny and touching new adventure.

Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that’s impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren’t that good, however, at much else – like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies.

Then, they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesn’t look like any other controller they’ve ever seen. And it doesn’t control any of their usual games. When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that…”

This is the cover of the book-

people controller

Hertford Children’s Book Festival 2014

It is the last day, 8th of October, of the Hertford Children’s Book Festival, it started on Thursday 2nd October. We started by going to see Jo Cotterill in Leaf Book shop and café (on Saturday 4th), that was great, thank you Leaf, thank you Jo Cotterill, I bought ‘Looking at the Stars’ which I hope to review soon and she signed it for me!! It is about a girl who was evacuated from her home and went with her Sister to a refugee camp and told everyone stories about the stars.

imageLooking at the StarsThis is me meeting her:


Then we went to see Charlie Higson, with my cousin, Charlie talked about Zombies and his books, he wrote the Young James Bond series and the Enemy series, which is about this disease that every over 14 person gets, and turn into Zombies… And there is this group of kids who are trying to get to Buckingham Palace because that is the only safe place!!! Got his book ‘The Enemy’ signed as well! We already have a review of this book, The Enemy – Charlie Higson. Reviewed by Awesome Guy.

imageThe Enemy

This is me meeting him:


(Apology from the photographer, aka grown-up Mango helper, for her flash malfunction…)

Then my cousin and I went to see Simon Pegg the famous actor, he was reading parts from the ‘Biggles’ series written by Captain W.E Johns and I bought ‘Biggles of the Fighter Squadron’ and got it signed by Simon Pegg!!!!

imageBiggles Of The Fighter Squadron

On Sunday we saw David Baddiel. He was doing his funny act. David was talking about his new book, ‘The Parent Agency’. It looked like it was a really good book, and really funny.
imageThe Parent AgencyThis is me meeting him:


Thank You to Freya North and Maureen Pegg for a great weekend, and Thank You for saying if I had any ideas for next year, then tell you!!!!!!!

Mango Bubbles Boy

3 replies »

  1. Dear Ruben – we are thrilled you so enjoyed our festival this year – and so happy you went to so many events. We look forward to being in touch before next year’s Festival too. You are the perfect bookworm – all the authors and performers enjoyed meeting you. You are the sort of reader it is a pleasure for an author to write for! All the best for now and keep in touch… and remember to keep checking our website for updates! Freya and Maureen x

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