Dennis the Menace and Gnasher are leading the fight to keep children reading across Cornwall this summer.
They are part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, which aims to get 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read at least six library books during the school holidays.
This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, and has been inspired by the classic childrens’ comic Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
The challenge is designed to prevent children from experiencing a dip in their reading skills during the six-week break from school.
To take part, all children need to do is to visit their local library and sign up for the challenge.
They will then be given a colourful collector’s edition map of Beanotown.
As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.
By adding these stickers to their map, young readers will help Dennis, Gnasher and friends solve clues and discover the treasure, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.
Last year, more than 8,000 children took part in the challenge across Cornwall, with 69% of participants reading at least six books.
The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will begin in Libraries across Cornwall on Saturday, 14 July.