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I discovered Ms. Jane Zamudio not only can write poems ~ she sings amazing opera arias!

I discovered Ms. Jane Zamudio not only can write poems ~ she sings amazing opera arias!




MS. JENNIFER KERN invited us to come to the  BACHMAN LAKE LIBRARY BRANCH to do our poetry workshop. . .AKA POEM HIKE!




What amazing poets ~ our new friends ~ Carlos, Sofia, Ivan, Marta, Amiya, Ms. Blanca, Ms. Jane, Ms. Jennifer! They joined us for poetry writing exercises and poetry readings and poetry books!

Ms. Blanca writes poems and her two amazing children write amazing poems, too!

Ms. Blanca writes poems and her two amazing children write amazing poems, too!

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!


September 2014


In June a great group of people joined us for storytelling at the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa, Texas! Look at all the stars! That would be all of us plus the ones hanging from the ceiling!

Hey, hey, hey! I hope school is going great for everyone! I had a great summer. I have to say I’m still chillin’ by the pool every chance I get! That’s one good thing about all this Texas HEAT.

I had a fine summer with reading, traveling, and did I mention, chillin’ by the pool?

Check out our photos from the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa. Those folks are wonderful. And I got some good ideas from the kids. I’ll be passing those on in our performances.

In August we did 2 Storytelling and Puppetry workshops for about 50 preschool teachers at Isaacs Early Education School in Plano, TX and Skillman Development Center in Dallas, TX. Those teachers were GOOD.

And by the way, check out my newest video  . . . it’s me, chillin’ by the pool with my friend, Anna.



7 Wonderful Libraries in Fort Worth, TX

In case you didn’t know, I visited these seven Fort Worth Libraries in April. It was National Puppetry Month. I thought this was the “CAT’S MEOW”. Of course, Jiaan went, too. We had a great time!


Central • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13

East Regional • 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14

Northside • 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16

Summerglen • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19

Ella Mae Shamblee • 4 p.m. Monday, April 21

Southwest Regional • 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23

Northwest • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26


For the location of these libraries please go to: http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/


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