Today, Friday, June 6th is national doughnut day - and Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away a free one when you buy a beverage!  Come doughnut lovers - UNITE!  Let’s all have some delicious sweet dough together.  What’s your favorite doughnut?  Say so on my FB page here! Like the page while you’re there!


That’s right - my FB page has exclusive photos and up to the minute reminders about upcomng shows - so make sure you “Like” the page!  I am up to 300 likes!  Be #301!

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I just recently had an interview with the Provincetown Banner to discuss and promote the show for tomorrow, Friday of February vacation, at 1:00pm.  It’s a quick, fun read if you have a moment!  Click on the photo above for the link!

The NY Times has given us a great list of books that were released in 2012 - it’s always fantastic to see people giving books - and not screens or gadgets - the credit they are due!

The 2008 Caldecott and Newbery Medals were awarded a bit ago.  With my love and passion for children’s literature I thought that I’d pass on the news to you!

Caldecott Medals:

Winner!: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (link in image above)
See the other winners here

Newbery Medals:

Winner!: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
See the other winners here


South Yarmouth Library’s website now has some un-edited pictures up of the performance from Sunday.  You can check them out here and here. 

Family Literacy Night Enhacing Children’s Literature 

After an extremely busy week, I was in Scituate on Tuesday, Fall River Wednesday, a wonderful show for the residents of Royal Nursing Home in Falmouth on Thursday, then Thursday night spent in New Bedford telling some families stories for Little People’s College Family Reading Night, then Friday where I spent the whole day in Hanover and ended in Hull for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Hull Family Network, I am looking forward to my day off on Sunday.  My foot seems to healing just fine, and thank you to everyone who has either called or emailed me well wishes.  My doctor said nothing is actually broken. 

Lastly, after a quick meeting with the owner of Cubby’s Clubhouse (871 Washington St, Rte 53 - right across the street from McGee Toyota, in Hanover), I will be doing 2 shows this week.  Both Thursday (5/24) and Friday (5/25) I will be there from 5:30 - 7:00pm telling my funny tales and selling my CD’s.  Call Cubby’s for more information (781) 826 - 2582.  If you have the opportunity swing by and check it out!  Hope to see you there!

Below are some pictures from Family Literacy Night participating in the song “Hi My Name is Joe” with some pretty funny results.

The Foot Teacher Training 5/5/07 Ouch

Last Friday, after my shows in Pembroke, during a daring attempt to save a small child off of a rock that he climbed but could not get down, I slipped off the rock and my ankle rolled, spraining it severely.  It may not look pretty - but it felt worse.  No fears though!  I still did my show at the Charter School at 6:00 and even did my teacher training in Taunton the next day.  Check out the pictures!  Warning - some of them are pretty gross.

These Pictures are from 2003 when I did a play called “Big Ryan’s Tall Tales presents Big Ryan’s Tall Tales Come Alive End of the Summer Spectacular!”  It was alot of fun but alot of money to put on - so eventually - the plays could not go on.  If you were there please leave a message telling me what you thought of the plays - if you’d like to see another play leave a message saying so.  Maybe, with enough interest, the play will go on!

Plymouth ‘06 

The Plymouth Library just booked Friday, July 27th at 10:30am for me to come and tell my stories.  This is one of the best and most well-attended shows of the summer so I like to let everyone know in advance!  Write it on your calendars!  And look on the Upcoming Shows page for any other libraries in your area hosting a Big Ryan’s Tall Tales event! 

Below are some Plymouth Library shows from the past years.