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I was getting a coffee downtown Plymouthe and visiting the art museum there.  As I was walking toward the museum there were leaves blowing everywhere and I saw what looked like a leaf - but it wasn’t at all… as you can see below - it was a fake ear!  Halloween leftovers as someone on FB stated!

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Normally these posts are about funny, little incidents that happen, mostly about what I hear the children in the audience say but this one is a little different.  November is a slower month for me and I am not usually busy everyday - but last week was quite busy.  I met with a representative to Raising A Reader, a fantastic movement that started back in 1999 to help children and families have greater success in school through literacy practices at home.  If you’d like to read more about the program click here.

Anyways, the representative and I met to discuss my Building Stories Workshops that I present to the surrounding South Shore town libraries and she was very impressed with just how similar our programs are.  She even told me that was would love to bring her daughter to the workshop because it sounds so fun.  She used a lot of words like “awesome”, “super” and “fantastic” to describe what we’ve been doing my 4-week workshops.  It was a highlight of the week last week as I strive to make the Preschool Building Stories Workshops as informative but also as fun and enjoyable as possible!

Also, I finished the week off with a show at the Norwell Library where the librarian told me that it was the best show she has ever seen of mine.  She told me that I was “certainly at the top of my game” which is always a flattering and special thing to hear.  Thanks to Miss Nancy for making my week end right!

 this week

We are deep into November now and I am just plugging along with shows featuring Thanksgiving Tales!  My original tale of Melissa’s Turkey is a hit, as usual, and makes me smile to see all the reactions it gets.  The rundown for the week is below, make sure to mark your calendar if you see something you’d like to attend!

  • Monday: Clarke Elementary
  • Tuesday: Bright Horizons
  • Wednesday: WEEK 4 of Preschool Building Stories at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Cohasset! (Open to the Public)
  • Thursday: Head Start and Child Care
  • Friday: WEEK 3 of Preschool Building Stories at both the Holmes Library in Halifax and John Curtis Library in Hanover! (Open to the Public)

As always, the Preschool Building Stories Workshops are open to the public and all are welcome to join whether you have come to earlier session or not!  Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Swapscott, MA
  2. Bedford, NH
  3. Cohasset, MA
  4. Taunton, MA
  5. Halifax , MA
  6. Hanover, MA

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It’s a little over-due - but it id finally updated and current… at the moment.  I still have to email people back and return voicemails which may add shows to the roster.  That’s never a bad thing though…

Go to the Upcoming Shows page TODAY!

Title: Night of the Veggie Monster
Author: George McClements
Illustrator: George McClements
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Sort of a treat this time around - everyone should make sure to click on the image above to be brought to a video reading of this adorable and pretty hilarious book.  Even better though, go to your local book store (not that there are many left) and purchase this great book from this humorous author!  If there is something I can relate to the most it is having a picky-eater and wanting the stubborn little bugger just to try it!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I will try to post pics of my kiddos in their costumes - but if I don’t do it on time then I want to at least wish everyone out there a very Happy Halloween!

Title: Flora and the Flamingo
Author: Moly Idle
Illustrator: Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books

I have a severe love for wordless picture books - or as I like to call them… picture books. To tell a story without the crutch of words is a fascinating and exciting proposition. If you really think about it - it’s the exact opposite of what I do.  I like the idea of telling stories where the listener must imagine what the characters and actions look like in their own heads.  Picture books similarly forces the reader to tell the story just through what they see.  Flora and the Flamingo does it brilliantly.  A very sweet story about a little girl and a bird who are the perfect dancing partners.  Check it out today!

I will be performing at the Cranberry Harvest Fesitval on both Saturday AND Sunday!  I hope everyone comes - it is an amazingly grand time!  Saturday is supposed to be a bit wet outside but, to me, that only makes events that much better.  Shorter lines = more time for fun!  But, like I said, I will be there on both Sat. and Sun. with shows at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm.  I will be in the children’s area - so come on by and hear some tales!  It will be so much fun!

Click on the cranberries for more information!

Come to the Kingston Mall today at 1:00pm where I will be performing!  I will be telling stories and making all the kiddos laugh with my puppet friends!  You know, the usual amazing show.  If I do say so myself.  Click the image abe for more information.

I know it’s sort of late for a “This Week” but since my week technically doesn’t start until my first show of the week - which is tomorrow - then I should still be good to go.  So here it is - my week’s rundown of all the shows I am doing:

All of these shows are free to the public to attend and hope to see everyone there!  Make sure you come early!  All of these shows celebrate the fall and back to school!  Click on the show you’d like to attend for more information.

Also, I have been invited back to the Cranberry Harvest Celebration in October - this event is one of my favorites by far!  Click the link for more info on this as well - and put it on your calendar because this is an all day family event that you don’t want to miss!

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