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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!


StoryTime in Santa Coloma de Gramanet

Last week I was invited to tell some stories in a beautiful new library in Santa Coloma de Gramanet. I told Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? and Handa’s Surprise. Here are some photos.

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The Smartest Giant in Town

Here I am in Tordera telling The Smartest Giant in Town. It was the first storytelling event in English to take place at the library. Many thanks to Sílvia who made it happen and all the children and parents who came.  Let’s hope it’s the first of many!

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

This is a great story which takes place in Western Africa.  I told it in October in Sant Pol library to welcome us back from the summer holidays.

From this  story we can learn that all of our actions have an effect on those around us, and also that we should take responsibility for our actions.

Below is an animated version narrated by James Earl Jones and animated by  Gene Deitch, the animator responsible for “Tom & Jerry”. Enjoy!

Welcome Back to School


Welcome back to school. Here I am ready to start another year telling tales!

It’s going to be my busiest year yet. Not only will I be in the library again in Sant Pol de Mar every month but before the end of 2010 I will be telling tales in schools in Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Castelldefels and Calella.

If you haven’t booked your Story Time yet don’t waste anymore time.

To find out more please click on the following Activities from LOOKOUT!

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Serena x

If you have already booked a Story Time for your school please see below;

To chose stories for Pre-school please click on the following Infantil

To chose stories for Young Primary please click on the following Cicle Inicial

To chose stories for Older Primary please click on the following Cicle Mitja i Cicle Superior

To find out about the Poetry Workshop please click on the following Poetry Workshop

Happy St George’s Day

Happy St George’s Day or St Jordi, as he is called here in Catalunya.

I want to thank everyone who made it my busiest St George’s week ever! I have held 14 storytelling sessions and 2 LOOK OUT! plays in 5 days! So a big thanks to all the children in Sant Pol who come to my sessions in the library, the 3rd and 4th year students at Escola Les Planes in La Llagosta, all the primary students at Escola Concepcion Arenal in Barcelona, the P4, p5, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students at Escola Dr Salicru in Calella and finally the 5th and 6th year students at Col·legi Padre Damián Sagrados Corazones in Barcelona. I hope you all had a great time and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the photos.  Below are two comments from children who came up to me at the end.

“Me ha encantado”  Student from Escola Concepcion Arenal in Barcelona

“Ha sido muy guachi” Student from Escola Dr Salicru in Calella

Well, I thought you were all really cool and I loved telling the stories to you. Keep up the good work in your English class and see you next time!

Serena x

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