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Usborne share the joy of storytelling with Busy Bees

28th March 2013

Children at Burntwood nursery with Usborne books

Children and staff at Burntwood Nursery were united in delight this World Book Day as local Usborne Organiser, Liz Pilling and Usborne Books at Home Marketing Director, Mark Franklin, presented them with £500 worth of brand-new Usborne books.

Burntwood were presented with the books as a prize thanks to the storytelling prowess of Newly-qualified Nursery Assistant, Laura Bailey, who recently won the Busy Bees National Storytelling competition (in the Newly Qualified category).

The competition was borne out of the desire to find the best children's storytellers in the country and to celebrate the incredible calibre of nursery trainees and newly qualified staff at Busy Bees - who all place a great focus on bringing stories to life.

Usborne Books at Home were thrilled to support such a great cause and to raise the profile of reading to children and enjoying a good book - something that Usborne Organiser, Liz Pilling spends her working life doing:

"I love my job, who wouldn't! Usborne have such a wonderful collection of family favourites. Children love the interactive books the Touchy-Feely Play book is a definite winner."

Mark Franklin, also commented that Usborne are very pleased to be building a relationship with the UK's independent largest childcare provider:

"It's clear that Busy Bees has a deeper understanding of the importance of reading stories to children and it's a pleasure to be associated with a brand that shares the same core values as Usborne. Learning should be fun and telling stories is an enjoyable process for the readers as well as the recipients!"

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