Robot fun with One Button Benny at Waterstone’s

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If you’re looking for something to keep your youngsters entertained on Monday (July 10), Waterstones in Oban has just the thing.

Come and meet Oban-based children’s author Alan Windram who will be reading his fantastic new robot picture book, One Button Benny.

After listening to the story, join in with the specially-written singalong songs, robot dancing and there might even be some robot karaoke.

The free event, which is for three to seven-year-olds, starts at 3pm on Monday July 10 in Waterstone’s, 12 George Street, Oban. Following the event, Alan will be signing books in the shop.

Alan will also be taking part in this year’s Islay book festival with a One Button Benny family event on Saturday September 30. Check the festival programme for details at