Louth-based author Susan Dodd opens Spilsby Primary library hub

Susan Dodd at Spilsby Primary School.
Susan Dodd at Spilsby Primary School.

Children had the chance to hear about the tales of a lovable ginger cat and the wishing machine when a local author formally opened a new school learning hub.

Louth based Susan Dodd visited the pupils at Spilsby Primary School, giving a talk and reading passages to each of the classes, to get their imaginative minds working.

While at the school, Susan formally opened the new literacy resource centre, known as The Hive.

Speaking after the event, Susan said: “It’s a wonderful new area and the children were so lovely. I hope they got the most out of asking a real author all their questions and I managed to give them some handy hints.”

The Hive is a new library system which helps to inspire the children to be busy bees.

“It will help the children work independently in the new area and the pupils got a lot out of the day when author Susan Dodd visited,” said Helen Pitfield, year one teacher and literacy coordinator.

Susan has now had two books published, Benson and The Wishing Machine and Benson Wishes Again.

“I’m already working on my third book and I get great pleasure from visiting schools and reading my books to the children as I am a former teacher,” Susan added.

In Susan’s first book, the tale unfolds as Mr Elvic comes to find an unusual discovery in his workshop in Cinder Lane, Louth. He set about repairing the old dismantled wishing machine and to his astonishment it worked.

Mr Elvic gives his first wish to his cat Benson who is very mischievous and the story develops from there.

To find out more about Mr Elvic and Benson visit Susan Dodd’s website at www.susandodd.co.uk