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School’s in Full Swing! And I’m still thinking Summer was GRRReat!

I’M STILL HAPPY because back in July we visited 5 Dallas Libraries and made bunches of new friends! First, we went to Mountain Creek Parkway Library! We told stories and then everyone made themselves a Spike puppet. That was GRRReat, too!

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Look at all our new friends!

Look at all our new friends!







March: Again, special thanks to Ms. Jamie King, youth librarian at the Palestine Public Library and all the staff and volunteers for all the hard work to put on the first Dogwood Trails Book Festival on March 29th. As part of the Festival events on Friday the 28th Spike and I told stories to more than 1,160 students at two primary schools!






logo-tsa-headEarly March: We Texans are happy to talk about the rain and late chilly weather that lasted into March here in the Dallas area. At the 30th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival folks sloshed out into the storms and joined me for my “On Your Feet and Telling”, a 101 storytelling workshop. They were all willing to jump right in and land on their feet and tell like the pros. Spike and I had a great time on





IMG_3531March 4 with the preschoolers at Westminster Presbyterian Preschool in Dallas. Spike wore his blonde wig and insisted on being Goldilocks and we had three children volunteer to hold a bear while I narrated the story. They were wonderful! Sorry, we can only post photos of the Bears and Spike here!









February: Amid reports of possible snow showers and icy roads in late February I traveled to Harpool Middle School, Denton ISD, for two days to tell Texas History Tales to 7th graders. What a lovely group of young people. I hope they don’t mind me saying that. I know their principal and teachers would be proud. Thanks, Mrs. Sherry Brandt, librarian, and Tejas Storytelling Tellers in the Schools Program.101_7090

Raquel and her good friend made Spike  puppets. That's Sparkle with the pink hair! Thanks for being the first ones to come see  us!

May Updates! I went VIRUS on April 27th at the 5th Annual Puppetry Festival at Central Library in downtown Fort Worth! Click on our photos!