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PIctures taken at storytelling events

Springtime NEWS!

Spike here. . . Spring arrived in Dallas in March! And I’m happy to update you on all my grrrrreat happenings!

March 26 – 27:Here I am buckled in for the cross country drive going from Dallas to the Dogwood Trails Book Festival in Palestine, Texas! Here we come Mrs. Jamie King!

  Guess who else traveled with us? Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear! Looking for an opportunity to perform!


Wow! I got to give out my good advice on Friday, March 27th. We visited Northside Primary, home of the Wildcats in the morning. After lunch we traveled to Westwood Primary, home of the Panthers. I felt right at home with all those Cool Cats! Plus everyone made us feel real welcomed.


I now have more than a thousand new friends in Palestine, Texas!

On Saturday some of my new friends came to the Dogwood Trails Book Festival at Palestine Public Library. Thanks, Parents!



Me in my wig. Goldilocks – Wa-lah! And that would be Papa Bear in the red running suit!IMG_3531

Thanks for coming out to the Palestine Public Library and listening to our stories! 

logo-tsa-headMarch 12-15: The 30th Texas Storytelling Festival was in Denton! It was a SMASH-UP! Lots of friends, Lots of stories, Lots of grrrrrrrreat Tellers! I know if you were there, you would agree. If you weren’t, plan for next year. Some Smash-Up tellers are coming!


The 2nd graders at The Covenant School in Dallas listened to myths and fables as part of their Ancient Greeks Living History Day. 11/7/14 ~ Click on a picture!



“On Your Feet and Telling with Riddle Tales” 4th Grade Student Workshop, E. J. Moss Intermediate, Lindale, TX 10/22/14 ~ click on a photo to start the show!

Pampa, Texas: Spike reports on storytelling at the Lovett Memorial Library


Hey, it’s me Spike! Can you find me? I love it when everyone lines up so I can say hello.


I loved meeting this little girl and her friends.


Here I am reporting good advice from kids, such as, “Never let your cat guard your tuna fish sandwich!”


Here we are with our new friend.

Hey, what's the kid in the orange shirt saying?

I really wanted to know what the kid in the orange shirt was saying??

Spike comments on the 5th Annual Puppetry Festival ~ Central Library ~ Fort Worth, TX ~ Click on our photos!

McMath Middle School 7th gr TX History Students ~ Click on the photos

Spike’s Coloring Pages

I thought you might like to have a pattern to make your own Spike puppet. I’ve included it right here! Have fun!

Save and print these Spike coloring pages so that you can make your own Spike puppets. It works best on heavier paper like cardstock. Click on the links below.

Spike with Fluffy Hair Coloring Page

Spike with Spiked Hair Coloring Page


The Covenant School’s Living History Days Click on the photos.

Hello I’m Spike


My name is spike and I live and work with Jiaan. I get to have a blog just like her so I get to take pictures and  write to you about the things I care about. I hope you like it!

This is me:

Spike and hhis camera

Spike and his camera

I’m looking forward to  sharing more stuff with you. OK That’s all for this time…see ya soon!