Following on from the successful whole-school webinars run by Walker Books at the end of 2020, we are happy to announce that another event has been planned for Tuesday 9th February.  You will be able to share the link with parents so this will be a fun activity for pupils whether they are being home-schooled or being taught in class. 

Join Atinuke & Onyinye for an inspirational event featuring the determined young Tola, star of Too Small Tola and the newly published sequel, Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls. Suitable for ages 7+ (KS2) award winning author Atinuke will talk about how she wrote Tola, the inspiration for the books, and even perform a section of the story. Up and coming illustrator Onyinye Iwu will also set a drawing challenge so make sure the children know to bring pencils and paper! This is a fab event for young minds to hear from two brilliant creators, ask lots of questions about writing and illustration, as well as learn about the Nigerian culture that inspired the story and characters.


Only 10 school slots available, slots will be given on a first come first serve basis. Depending on demand we may open more dates. Cut-off date for registration is 5pm on Friday 29th January. 


Option one: £37.95 (+VAT) – includes entry to the event for one school, and five copies of Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls (each book £6.99 RRP) sent direct to the school

Option two: £65.91 (+VAT)– includes entry to the event for one school, and ten copies of Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls (sold at 10% discount) sent direct to the school

Option three £121.83 (+VAT)– includes entry to the event for one school, and twenty copies of Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls (sold at 15% discount) sent direct to the school

(Price includes £3 admin fee to SLA)

All books included in the ticket price are firm sale.

(NB: in signing up for this event you agree to your details being forwarded to Norfolk Children’s Book Centre)

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Atinuke and Onyinye Iwu

Speaker Details

Atinuke is a Nigerian-born author who started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the African continent. She draws on her recent Yoruba ancestry and her life in West Wales to write stories of contemporary life in Nigeria and in Wales.

Onyinye is a secondary school teacher and freelance illustrator. She was born in Italy to Nigerian parents and moved to the UK as a teenager. Onyinye’s passion is illustration and she has practiced as a freelance illustrator and designer for 8 years working on a range of design briefs and projects but mainly focusing on the representation of people of African and Caribbean background in publishing, media and the arts.