A BEST-SELLING children's author visited Huddersfield to promote her new book.
Francesca Simon met some of her fans at Huddersfield Children's Bookshop on Lidget Street, Lindley.
She signed copies of the book, Horrid Henry's Underpants, for a group of eager readers.
But she spent most of her visit at Lindley Infant School, talking to youngsters and their parents about her books, her inspiration and her writing.
It was her first visit to Huddersfield.
Francesca was born in the USA and was a freelance journalist for 10 years.
She began getting ideas for children's books in 1989, after her son, Josh, was born.
Her first book was But What Does the Hippopotamus Say? in 1994.
She now lives in north London, writes full-time and has written many books for children.
Her visit was organised by the Kirklees and Calderdale Children's Book Group, which meets at the Lidget Street shop.
It is part of the National Federation of Children's Book Groups, which promotes children's books and reading.
Cheryl Leach, a member of the Kirklees and Calderdale group, said it was the first children's event they had held for a long time.
She said: "It went fantastically well. We were very pleased. The children asked masses of questions and Francesca was happy to answer them all."