World Book Day: 64 Zoo Lane author visits St Albans

PUBLISHED: 12:25 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:43 06 March 2017

An Vrombaut with some of the children from the Willows Farm day nursery. Supplied by Willows Farm.

An Vrombaut with some of the children from the Willows Farm day nursery. Supplied by Willows Farm.

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The author of popular children’s book series 64 Zoo Lane visited Willows Activity Farm in St Albans for World Book Day.

An Vrombaut read out her stories to a group of children, some of whom had dressed as animals for the event.

The Belgian-born author also took part in arts and crafts activities to bring her book creations to life, and took a tour around the popular Hertfordshire attraction.

Louise Hobbs, senior childcare manager at the Willows Farm nursery said: “We were thrilled to have the author of such a well known series of children’s books visit us on World Book Day.

“An’s stories are about a girl who lives next to a zoo, so it’s fitting for our children who go to nursery next to a farm!”

The 64 Zoo Lane series is based on the adventures of a girl called Lucy, who lives next door to a zoo and is regularly told bedtime stories by the animals who live there.

It was adapted into a BAFTA award-winning BBC show in 1999.

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