Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Jess and Clare – Illustrator and Author – The Butterfly Effect

Clare Bell and Jess Mikhail have joined the Holywell team and are part of our Butterfly Effect Project. They are working in Years 2,3,4 and 6 to engage our children in writing and illustration all around the theme of positive well-being.

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Hello, I’m Clare (Juliet Clare Bell) and I’m a children’s author, writing mostly picture books and early readers. Don’t Panic, Annika! (illustrated by Jennifer E Morris) has been read on CBeebies numerous times and The Unstoppable Maggie McGee (which has raised more than £48,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Magnolia House Appeal; illustrated by Dave Gray) will be a CBeebies Bedtime Story soon. My most recent picture book is Two Brothers and a Chocolate Factory: The Remarkable Story of Richard and George Cadbury, illustrated by Jess Mikhail. Jess and I are really excited to be working together at Holywell this term. I’m going to be exploring with the children how emotions can affect our writing and how writing can affect our emotions. We will be practising mindfulness, being in the here and now, rather than thinking about what has already happened and what might happen in the future, and I’ll be encouraging the children to take risks and make mistakes in their writing.

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