Papa Owl was officially launched on Sunday the 16th October at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Papa Owl’s shed was on full display with young inventors actively making rockets and other creations. Julia Lilley read “Papa Owl and Rocket the Dog’s Big Flying Adventure” to an audience of families. Andy Stiles had designed a rocket ship display as well as the shed and rocket kits which were given to purchasers of the book. Michael and Helen held a book signing after the launch.

Xander, aged 8, said “I like this book because I really like dogs and inventions. I would like to be an inventor one day and build a freeze ray. Papa Owl encouraged me to invent.”