January 2009

I was in Billerica yesterday - but I can’t believe I forgot my camera!  There was such a great turn out - and they were a wonderful group!  So instead I have a little story for you today from the Eastham Elementary School…

Before my show started I was enjoying the Kindergarten Music class.  As they sang “America the Beautiful” I heard these lyrics being sang:

“O’Beautiful for spaceship skies…”

It was pretty cute - and yes, the Music Teacher did tell them it was spacious skies - but I kind of liked it the other way…

Jan - Natick Collection 

Wow!  What a great crowd showed for this past Tuesday’s show!  I have visited the Natick collection twice before but this time was a huge surprise to see just how many people came to hear the show!  Maybe it has a bit to do with this week’s weather - seeing as we are having the coldest days ever this week.  But hey, whatever the reason - I was ecstatic to see so many people there!

Jan - Natick Collection 2

I am already in talks to go back in May - so keep an eye on the UPCOMING SHOWS page and I will see you again soon! 

I will be at the Natick Collection tomorrow - anyone in the area please come and check it out!  It’s always a lot of fun!  The stories start at 10:00 - come early to say hello!  I will be bringing a lot of my puppets and telling some fun stories - and afterward… you can go shopping!  Click on the pic above for a link to the website!

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

I have now been blogging about my favorite books for 2 years (well, next month it will be 2 years…) I have shown you some of my favorite books and people email me all the time thanking me for the recommendations. I love seeing the new children’s books that are released. I love talking to my local Librarian about her favorite books. Well, this past week I was in Fairhaven and the Librarian there talked me into reading a series called “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. What started out as a funny way for adults to reflect on their childhoods - especially bullied kids, I know I was one of them from time to time, turned out to be a surprise hit for kids today. If you haven’t checked this series out yet - please do - and this is the perfect time to because a new book is coming out in a few days!

Now, let me see about trying to get some of my stories published…


I look forward to a new year of storytelling and seeing all of the Big Ryan groupies and even making new fans!