Jam-loving youngsters got a sweet surprise this week as a children’s author visited the city.

Author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre signed copies of her book Jampire during the Story Museum’s sticky activity session on Tuesday.

The children’s comic follows the tale of Sam who sets traps to catch jam thieves and discovers the Jampires, troublesome jam-loving creatures.

Youngsters from the age of three enjoyed the jam-making session at the Pembroke Street venue and learnt how to draw the little Jampire creations.

Ms McIntyre said: ‘My co-author David O’Connell and I had a jamtastic time at the Story Museum.

“We had fun teaching the kids and their parents how to draw the jam-obsessed Jampires and it was even more fun seeing them create new creatures inspired by their own favourite foods. It doesn't take much to spark a story in a child's imagination.”

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