Young readers bring their favourite books to life

More than 120 children took their favourite books and transferred the stories and characters onto storyboard displays at the annual Reading Fair at the George Town Public Library on Saturday.

At the storyboard competition, organised by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals, young readers vied for prizes as they showed off their colourful and informative presentations.

Among the many books on display in 3D glory were Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’; Kiki Thorpe’s ‘The Never Girls: The Space Between’; Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s ‘Fish in a Tree’; Laurel Snyder’s ‘Orphan Island’; Andy Griffiths’ ‘The 52-Storey Treehouse’; and Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’.

The students competed for Kindle HDs and headphones, provided by Rotary Sunrise and the Cayman Islands Public Library Service. All the children received certificates of participation for their displays.

Paul Robinson, chair of CIIP and director of the library service, said in the release, “This year was the biggest storyboard ever with over 120 students taking part. The children did an amazing job of demonstrating creative talents in interpreting their favourite book.

“The submissions are judged on information about the book, such as plot characters, etc., and how that information is expressed in terms of clarity, creativity, thoroughness, interest invoked and quality. Many of the books were far and wide in subject and theme, and it’s always fantastic to see children enjoying so many books as part of their literacy development.” 

The competition, which attracted 60 displays, was judged within different age groups and divisions.

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