Cheltenham Racecourse

Duncan Beedie

Appearing: Sunday 2017

Duncan Beedie

Duncan Beedie’s cartoony style comes from his background in animation. Based in Bristol, aside from drawing copious quirky images, he collects clockwork robots, can identify pretty much any military aircraft and has a dog called Ivor who you might spot here and there in his work. Duncan's fab book The Bear Who Stared has been shortlisted for Waterstones awards and he will be joined by Alex from Little Signers who will teach us all to sign some of the story! This will be so much fun!

The Lumberjack’s Beard

When Jim the lumberjack chops down some animals’ homes; they find a new one—in his beard!

Every day, lumberjack Jim Hickory heads into the forest with his trusty axe and chops down trees. Unfortunately, all sorts of creatures, including a bird, a porcupine, and a beaver, lose their homes in the process, so Jim gives them a home in his beard—until one day it all gets to be too much. Time for Jim to come up with a better solution! This funny story carries a green message.