Illustrated book of the month


I am delighted to add a new feature to my storytelling blog; “Illustrated book of the month” I love illustration and have started to build up a lovely collection which I would like to share. This first book is Counting Birds by Alice Melvin. I discovered Alice’s illustrations in an art exhibition in Edinburgh two summers ago.


Book description from Amazon

Young readers will delight in recognising the subjects of this charming story, that leads us through a spring day deep in the countryside, from dawn to dusk. The day begins with a solitary cockerel’s crow and the sunlight falling on two lovebirds in a cage and three china ducks on a wall. Swans, swallows, peacocks, geese and starlings, each lovingly portrayed in Melvin’s signature style, are among the many familiar birds that populate the pages. Intricately worked illustrations combine with a charming text, making this an ideal book to read aloud with children learning to count.




I’m storytelling in Sant Pol on Saturday, so look forward to seeing you there for some festive storytelling fun and watch out for next month’s illustrated book!


Christmas show for all the family in English!

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We invite you to Santa’s Pants, Look Out!’s new Christmas play. When Santa unpacks his red suit, ready for his big night, he discovers that his trousers are all full of holes. He can’t wear those! What will Santa do?


Friday 13th December, 2013 at 6pm

Centre Cívic Cotxeres Borrell, Barcelona.

Metro: L2 St. Antoni / L3 Poble Sec
Bus: 20, 24, 64, 57, 157


November 2013

I was back in the library at Sant Pol for my first session for the year and with the weather turning very cold I decided to tell two winter warming stories about soup. The first was “The Gigantic Turnip”


and then I told “Stone Soup” the version by Tony Ross which the children thought was very funny.

$(KGrHqUOKiEE12DiV18+BNe)zNku!g~~_35The children then wrote a recipe for soup. We added carrots, potatoes, beans, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, turnips, peas. Can you think of any more vegetables?

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Imagen 002I’ll be back at the library on Saturday 21st December, 2013 at 5pm and 6:15pm. Come and join us!