Enjoying some positive Wednesday vibes by sharing this book review about The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden on Foyles bookshop online.
I hope you all had a chance to celebrate National Storytelling week in your own special ways. Pigeon and I visited a sweet nursery in London called The Playroom. Greeted by lots of smiley faces and some beautiful pigeon crafts they had created in honour of Pigeon’s visit.
Pigeon and I enjoyed visiting Playmates Nursery in Chessington to kick off our local author readings. The children seemed in awe of Pigeon’s adventure across London and nearly all of them went home with their special signed copy of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. It was a great start to 2020!
On this day Pigeon and I made our way to Sandown Play Cafe. It was freezing cold and we had loads of boxes to carry with all of our books and a polaroid camera! Just incase a little person wanted an instant photo to treasure of themselves with Pigeon!
There was a crowd of tiny people looking very intrigued by Pigeon sitting on the table, they thought it was very funny when I pretended that I couldn’t see Pigeon. This was a great experience and we would be happy to visit the cafe again! Perhaps with a craft next time! We signed lots of books.
Pigeon and I were so excited to be invited to Claygate Primary School!
We are arrived early and waited to be taken into to the assembly hall. At 10am the children spilled into the hall. There were 180 little excited faces staring up at us. Behind us was a presentation of ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’. As expected a huge adrenaline rush of excitement and nerves flowed through me. Once I had greeted the children and started storytelling, an immense feeling of happiness took over. I was in my element as I told the children about Pigeon leaving home for the first time.
Look where ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ was spotted! At a lovely bookshop in Petersfield, Hampshire called One Tree Books! Apparently there is a lovely coffee shop inside the bookshop. Pigeon and I must pay it a visit!
On Monday 11th November, Pigeon and I were invited to Little Sparrows nursery to read to three sets of ten children in their reading room. It was a really lovely time, Pigeon was a little shy to start off with and would not come out of his bag! The children were aged 2 to 4 years old, which I believe can be tricky age because of their attention span. It was a lovely experience!
Pigeon and I are taking bookings for 2020! Hurry as we only have a few slots left for ‘World Book Day’ week! Alternatively, if you have a day to understand what is going on in our environment, Pigeon and I would be happy to come and read ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ in your school.
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Pigeon and I had a book reading event at Dittons Libary in Thames Ditton, Surrey. We had a great turnout with children aged between 2 to 10 years old. I was very happy as the older children seemed fascinated by the story of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. I do believe there is no age restriction with regards my first book. It has a wonderful underlying message that children are taking in without even realising it, which I now know that children of an older age are very much interested in and do appreciate. Please do bring your older children along to one of my future events.
Pigeon and 1 had our first book reading at Toddlestop, a toddler group in Esher Baptist Church. It was a really nice experience. I read ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden‘ and then the children had the opportunity of making their very own pigeon puppets!