St Nick's pupil bookworm award

PUBLISHED: 16:17 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 11:43 17 June 2010

SNAKES, spiders and creepy crawlies may not be appealing to most little girls but they have helped a St Nick pupil gain a book track award. Jemima Proctor, aged 7 and a quarter, was presented with the book track certificate and badge last Friday after re

SNAKES, spiders and creepy crawlies may not be appealing to most little girls but they have helped a St Nick pupil gain a book track award.

Jemima Proctor, aged 7 and a quarter, was presented with the book track certificate and badge last Friday after reading 100 books through a scheme run by Devon County Council Libraries.

Jemima was thrilled to be presented with the award by Sidmouth Library manager, Gill Spence.

She said: "I am very pleased and it was very fun to read all those books.

"I really like reading non-fiction books about birds, insects and animals and my favourite author is Jeremy Strong."

Jemima's great-grandfather was a master baker and she may well follow in his footsteps as she admitted she also enjoys reading cookbooks.

She added: "I want to be a baker because I love cooking. I'm going to make a trifle this year for Christmas. I might need a little bit of help but I'm going to make most of it on my own."

Helen Proctor, Jemima's mum, said: "The staff at the library have been fantastic, supportive and very encouraging.

"They make it very enjoyable for the children and there are lots of activities for the children to take part in."

Gill Spence said: "We do enjoy book track. It is a very popular and successful scheme.

"The children love it and we really enjoy interacting with them.

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