A big thank you to Wenlock Junior School, Luton, for hosting a launch party assembly for Max Counts to a Million.

The book is dedicated to all the students and staff at the school, in recognition of the challenges of the pandemic over the last couple of years, and to say thank you for all that the school has done.

Wenlock students were also among the book’s first readers, with two classes reading the book out loud last year when it was still in draft form. They get a thank you in the acknowledgements.

That’s two good reasons to launch the book at Wenlock, and so thank you for having me. And congratulations to the two winners who guessed closest to the number of letters contained in the book!