April 2013


Lex hair
It was eventually going to happen… Lex is getting so big.

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My wife and daughter (and I) spent this beautiful day at Fenway - it was really nice to have a day to relax! Looks like summer is filling up fast and open dates are becoming more scarce… So if you’re interested in having Big Ryan’s Tall Tales come to your school or library - CALL TODAY!

(508) 641-5336

The summer is filling up fast!  Make sure you call today to book your summer date!  Big announcements coming up - plus a few rescheduled show dates and a new Building Stories Workshop.  Coming soon!

I am so saddened by the news of today’s events.  I can’t even begin to try to put it into words but I seriously thank my lucky stars that I had everyone I love in this world so close to me and safe.  Unfortunately, others were not so lucky.  My heart goes out to all of the families who were distressed and overwhelmed by today’s events.

I was scheduled to appear at the surrounding Boston Libraries this week and will keep everyone up to date on whether or not the shows will still go on.  I hope they do.  I think that children’s laughter and innocence, at times like this, is so important.  I dedicate all the shows this week to any of the people and families affected by today’s tragedy.

Title: Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
Author: Shel Silverstein
Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

How can you deny the classics - like ANYTHING by Shel. Shel was the man. He wrote a lot - some was good - some was great and very little was terrible. I wish I had met him in real life. This was written in a different time - late 60’s I think - so make sure you read this very funny book about a boy trying to sell you a cheap rhinoceros - all the good points and some of the bad ones… all hilarious but some out of date. Still, a treasure in any child’s library!

Massassoit Community College Child Care is kicking off the week of the young child tonight - with a 6:30 show by me!  Come and have a blast - I have it on good authority that there will be top of the line cheese and crackers there - as well as Big Ryan fun!  Come and have a blast!