Pigeon loved being in the company of Lotus Classics as they played a variety of soulful tunes both modern and old classics. The crowds flocked to listen and watch from the railings above. For a moment in time as thought time had stood still, it was silent and all you could hear was the beautiful soft sounds of the individual instruments.
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!
I have designed this poster to celebrate National Storytelling Week 2020. This week is a lovely chance to spend some quality time with little people to show them how amazing books really are and how important they are in society. Our local bookshops really need our help. What with films out there with amazing animations and online bookshops, it feels as though books are a dying art. Lets all do our part to inspire the younger generation and show them how wonderful local libraries and bookshops are in our world.
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 Tuesday 12th November I visited another nursery/preschool. It did not matter how many times I practiced my storytelling, I was still full of nerves. I think this is a good thing, as it’s really excitement building up. This was the largest group I had shared The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden with. Forty five, 3 to 5 year olds entered the room and sat down with their legs crossed. So many little faces staring up at me. Waiting for me to speak. I love storytelling my book. I completely believe it it’s message and I have learnt it off by heart so that I can act it out with passion. The children did not move a muscle until the end and then they could not wait to hug Pigeon. The teachers took some lovely photos of the children with him. The next week I received a lovely poster which you can read below. This experience gave me the confidence for my next big pigeon performance!
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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On 19th October 2019, I was given the opportunity to read my book at the store! At 3pm, crowds of little inquisitive people spilled into Waterstones and waited in anticipation to hear Pigeon’s story. Seven years ago, I was working in Covent Garden and used to spend my lunch breaks in this bookshop. So as you can imagine this was truly a dream come true to be able to read my published book in this store. It is so important to focus on your passion and really strive to achieve your aspirations because their are so many amazing benefits from creating and making your dreams come true.
Look what we spotted on Amazon. It is so nice when I receive book reviews.
Thank you very much Laura Shelmerdine! 🐦