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Then I’ll begin.

Two of the country’s best loved children’s writers, Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and acclaimed author, Cressida Cowell, have teamed up with World Book Day to find the UK’s first Storytelling Superstar.

Julia and Cressida have enchanted millions with books such as The Gruffalo and How To Train Your Dragon.

The pair are now on a quest to uncover parents, siblings, grandparents, babysitters, teachers or librarians in Huddersfield who add an extra element of fun when they read aloud to a young audience.

Julia and Cressida are now appealing for video nominations of the country’s most skilled and passionate storytellers in Huddersfield in action.

For more information go on line at: and follow the instructions to upload a short clip of the storytelling master. Entries close Sunday February 12.