Mungles Jungle, Brighton, East Sussex 11 November 2004
Thank you so much for coming last Saturday. I really appreciate the time you took, the work your did - it was so kind of you. It was really inspirational to hear you explain how Professor P came into being... I sincerely wish you all the best with Prof P - it thoroughly deserves to sell millions!
Ottakar's Bookshop, Wells, Somerset 20 November 2004
I think the book was really good because it was an exciting story. My favourite part was when they got attacked by dinosaurs and sharks and when they played with the friendly but fierce-looking sea creature, the Ichthyosaurus...
Upton Junior School, Poole, Dorset 26 January 2005
We had such a good morning with you - the children were fascinated and many are now going to be fossil enthusiasts! Thank you for inspiring the children, I'm sure they will remember their meeting with an author for many years to come...
Wookey Primary School, Wells, Somerset 22 March 2005
On behalf of all the children at Wookey Primary School I would like to thank you for your visit at the end of last term. The children found it extremely interesting and they are all looking forward to reading Professor P and the Jurassic Coast...
I did like the book very much because of the way it was written. I like the story plan. I like the idea of a time machine also, I like the fossil guide. I like the way that you keep the reader interested all the time. It keeps you in suspense even at the end. The story is full of adventures. My favourite adventure is when Peter, Tara and Floppy were in the Jurassic Period because it is so unusual. My favourite chapters are the Safe and Shark Attack. It was difficult to put the book down.
Thank you for coming to our school - it was fantastic. I love your story - everyone loves it - you made me read and write a lot more. I really hope you write a lot more books so I can read a lot more...
Bethany Junior School, Bournemouth, Dorset 16 January 2006
Just a quick note to thank you for your visit. The children and staff really enjoyed it and I now have a group of children reading your book in class. The photograph is great and is being put up in a prominent place in the library and the Bournemouth Echo also published it. I will certainly recommend you to other schools in the area. Please keep us advised when of the next book in the series is published...
St Mary's Primary School, Beaminster, Dorset 10 February 2006
It was wonderful to visit St Mary's Primary School in Beaminster - I was particularly impressed with the Professor P books that year 6 were making - they were full of lovely drawings and great ideas. I'd love to see them all when they are finished!
Buckholme Towers School, Poole, Dorset 20 February 2006
We really enjoyed your visit and offer our heart-felt thanks. The children in year 6 suggested that we read the book together in class. To hear about you life and your interests and how your son has inspired you to write, was inspirational and the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting and listening to you, as did the staff. We wish you every success in the future with your next book...
Ottakar's Bookshop, Godalming, Surrey 23 February 2006
Thank you to all those who attended the fantastic talk by Peter J. Davidson. It was a hit amongst children and parents alike who were able to share in their passion for fossils and educational reading...
Thank you for coming in and giving a wonderful talk about your book. I visited your website, the games were very enjoyable and the deleted scenes were really interesting to read. I loved Professor P and the Jurassic Coast and could hardly bear to put it down... It was brilliant meeting you.
Thank you for coming to my school. I had lots of fun. I particularly enjoyed listening to part of your book, my favourite character must be Sleepy, the super-active dog! I learnt that you don't need to be a wizz at writing to become a book writer - that's a big relief. I hope you write another book.
I am writing to say thank you for coming to our school, I really enjoyed it and I found all your fossils interesting, I thought the shark's tooth the best one. I have just bought your book and can not put it down mid way through it, I'm really looking forward to your next book to come out - it sounds fantastic
Thank you so much for the wonderful book signing. I wanted to drop you a line to say that we have now sold 110 copies of the book since your event and Professor P was our number one bestseller last week - bumping all other books into oblivion!
Compton Dundon Primary School, Somerset 24 April 2006
Thank you so much for visiting us today! All the children have been buzzing about your book, fossils and your personal story. My class have been so inspired and enthused by your reading that they were totally silent and focused today when writing their own missing scenes - thank you!
Both class 2 and 3 said that your book is written in a way that they can understand and that the words are simple, but still help them paint exciting pictures in their heads. All children, from the least to the most able enjoyed your visit and want to write and write themselves! What more can I ask!
My class particularly empathised with your own feelings towards and difficulties with literacy. Some children said that you have 'boosted their confidence' regarding literacy. One boy said that he had 'given up with literacy', but that you have made him think that it is worth working at!
I will be thoroughly recommending your book and your visit to colleagues at other schools and will be sending a report to the Wells Journal and to parents (with order forms!).
Creech St Michael Primary School, Taunton, Somerset 16 May 2006
Great book! My first pupil (yr 5 age 10) finished it in one and a half days (including surreptitiously in lesson times e.g. maths), reckons it to be better than H.P., and is desperate to read the next in the series. I enjoyed it as well! We would love you to come and talk to us/ work with us. Contact us if you can!
We all loved your visit and hope you can come again when your next book is finished...
Thank you for coming to spend some time with us. We really enjoyed it...
I had such an enthusiastic response at Creech St Michael Primary School! Thanks to Amelia and Alex in Year 5 for sending me such wonderful pieces of writing after my visit.
Clyst St Mary Primary School, Exeter, Devon 24 May 2006
On behalf of all the children and staff here at Clyst St Mary Primary School, I would like to thank you for a fantastic afternoon of storytelling adventure, and it is this kind of experience that the children will talk about for a long time...
It is always encouraging when someone such as yourself is prepared to give up their time to enrich our children's learning experience and bring them something to feed their imaginations. I think you have inspired many of them to take up creative writing. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
Woodlands Junior School, Tonbridge, Kent 12 June 2006
I can't begin to tell you how much the children enjoyed your visit, not just my class, but the other 2 classes as well. They are all now insisting that they have your book as the class story for the rest of the term...
Thank you so much for coming to our school and for showing us all your amazing fossils. I have heard so much about fossils and now to actually hold one to me, is amazing. Thank you very much for giving us the signed bookmark. Sleepy is so soft and fluffy I just wanted to cuddle her. It was fab to hear Jurassic Coast read in the voices of the person who thought of them. I had never dreamed about how amazing the book could be. I loved hearing your life story and how you became a writer.
Thank you for coming in to our class...and a big thank you because you inspired me to be an author.
Park Street Primary School, Cambridge 19 June 2006
Thanks again for such an interesting talk - the children were quite enthralled. The photo is lovely and they are avidly using their bookmarks! A few more copies of your book have appeared in drawers as well! The signed photo is a real treat!
Thank you too, it was wonderful to meet you and the children were very inspired by your visit they are now writing lots of letters to you adding in many new ideas for your next book! Thank you again and good luck with the rest of your writing...
It was wonderful to receive so many thank you letters from the children at Ilsington - I loved your suggestions and ideas for my next book. Many thanks to Maddie and Jessica for their sample chapters.
Churchill Primary School, North Somerset 11 September 2006
Thank you very much for coming in to our school. We really enjoyed your visit! You're very kind especially as it was out of your own time and we didn't pay you. Our class is really enjoying Jurassic Coast. Please write another book...
East Worlington Primary School, Devon 18 September 2006
Thank you for coming in and teaching us all about fossils and where they come from. It was fascinating to learn about fossils - you brought so many fossils in. The stories you told us about your son were good. The stories were so funny. Your new book looks very good...
Staplegrove Primary School, Taunton, Somerset 12 October 2006
Thank you very much for spending the afternoon with us - it really enthused the children enormously! My book group were all buzzing and telling me about how it had all started with the story for your son. We will keep in touch!
Weston All Saints Primary School, Bath 16 October 2006
Thank you for coming in and reading to Year 6. We all enjoyed it! I especially enjoyed looking and touching the fossils. My favourite fossil was the sharks tooth. I think your book is great, especially the talking toaster. Right now I'm reading Professor P and the Jurassic Coast. I think it's brilliant!...
I am writing to say that we especially enjoyed you coming to read some of your story to us. At the moment I am reading Professor P and the Jurassic Coast - it is amazing!...
Uphill Community Primary School, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset 06 November 2006
...We all had a wonderful time and gained so much from your visit. Several 'novels' are now being worked on around the school. At playtime several huddles of children can be seen reading the latest work! We have also had some fossilised coral brought in for 'Show and Tell' in Year 6.
You certainly managed to tap into several areas of interest for our pupils. Many thanks again - visits like yours add so much to the enriching experiences we try to give our pupils.
Peasedown St John Primary School, Somerset 27 November 2006
Drawing by Danielle from Sunflower Class
On behalf of us all, I would like to thank you for your visit to us on 27th November. I think I can speak for us all in saying that the visit was a huge success with the children who enjoyed the day enormously...
Dear Professor P
I loved your story, it was fantastic. I wish you could come again. Thank you...
It was wonderful to visit the whole school (Reception to Year 6) for Dinosaur Week. Yes, I'd love to come again and read some of my next book, Professor P and the Dinosaur Island.
Mead Vale Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset 15 January 2007
It was lovely to visit the entire school, from Reception to Year 6 - and get such an great response from all ages. I was very impressed with the Year 6 class who worked so hard to produce my autobiography.
Just a quick note to thank you for coming to see us! Two teachers have sought me out to say how good they thought it was, and several children also, so obviously a good time was had by all! (One or two kids were under the impression that you used to be Doctor Who..........!)
Two years ago, you very kindly visited my' Professor P' crazy class at Seaton CP School. I now have another class who are completely bowled over with the book and are thoroughly enjoying your web site...
Such a great reception from the whole school! I particularly enjoyed visiting the Year 6 class who persuaded me to read a chapter from my next book, Professor P and the Jurassic Island. Thanks for all your letters.
...we want to tell you how good your book was. Our teacher read it to us and the whole class enjoyed it and were laughing the whole way through...
Lulworth & Winfrith First School, Dorset 13 May 2008
Thank you so much for coming to visit us. The children really enjoyed it and haven't stopped talking about you. Their parents heard all about you when they got home. The children wanted to send you some thank you cards they made...
Thanks for the lovely cards!
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