Free Picture Book Trail on Gloucester Road – win £60 book vouchers!

Greet Pauwelijn (right) and Kerstin Price, owner of the Playfull Toyshop

Greet Pauwelijn (right) and Kerstin Price, owner of the Playfull Toyshop

Not long until half-term break! Are you still looking for fun activities to keep your children occupied? Local children’s publisher Book Island might have the right thing for you. Join their picture book trail and you could take home a picture book voucher worth £60 for you AND your school!

Horfield resident and Publisher Greet Pauwelijn has teamed up with 13 businesses on Gloucester Road to provide children age 5 to 9 with a fun activity during the month of October. All participating independents – Boston Tea Party, Catch the Moment, Iota, KudaCan, Lunar Optical, Moodles, Playfull Toyshop, Reason Interiors, Romantica, Room 212, Roll Quick, Scoop Away and Vets4Pets – have committed to have one Book Island picture book on display, in the window or inside the shop, while 10 out of the 13 shops will also be selling their title.

Each book comes with one question that can be answered by a quick flick through the book or from the window display. Download your answer sheet from, answer the questions and send a scan or a clear picture of the completed form to [email protected] before 1 November. The lucky winner will be notified on Friday 4 November.

Two of the 13 shops, Playfull Toyshop and Moodles, will continue to sell the Book Island range after the trail, while you can also find the books at Here Gallery, Stanfords, Arnolfini Bookshop, Foyles and Waterstones Galleries.

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