We had a great day on Wednesday. Our school had a visit from Kym Lardner (children's author and illustrator and storyteller). If you aren't familiar with his work, get familiar, he's fantastic. A few years ago my sister, Bridey, introduced his work to me and so we bought some cd's. They are so popular with our kids, everytime we go on a long (or long enough) trip they ask for 'McMuscles' or 'Bandaid' or 'Sunglasses'. I have to admit I love them too!!! At the beginning of term a newsletter came home from school with a list of 'dates to remember'. When I saw 'April 1st - Kym Lardner Performance' I was so excited. Well he lived up to his reputation. Despite having a difficult audience, he entertained with ease. We had a ball.After the performance Charlotte and I spoke with Kym for about half an hour. Charlotte informed Kym of everything going on in her life and that of her siblings at the moment. She is such a social kid! Well Kym loved her and so GAVE her one of his DVD's and a poster of his new book "The Naked Penguin" (both with signed inscriptions).
Well if I haven't watched and heard the DVD about one hundred times since wednesday, my name's not Blanche!!! It's amazing to watch Charlotte watching it...no matter how many times she hears the same jokes and funny stories, every time is like the first and she bursts out laughing and says "mum, you've gotta see this, it's so funny".
Anyway check him out, his dvd's, cd's and books are available from the ABC Shop.