Hello all you SSIS kids – Happy Year of the Panda!

February 28, 2012 at 8:18 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful kids and dedicated teachers at Singapore International School Suzhou for a great day of reading sessions with Pin Yin Panda! I hope you all had as much fun as I did! And special thanks to lovely librarian Eileen Hurley for preparing the kids so well and making some magnificent displays! Here’s Eileen and me (above) with one of them!

What an adorable DUCK!

February 27, 2012 at 8:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Thank you all you dastardly DUCKS and the wonderful Sonia Magnus for a fabulous day at Dulwich Suzhou

February 27, 2012 at 8:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Pin Yin Panda races up to Suzhou and Shanghai tomorrow!

February 25, 2012 at 9:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big hello to all the wonderful Suzhou and Shanghai kids and teachers and mums and dads I’ll be meeting this coming week! Pin Yin and I will be visiting four fabulous schools and starring in our own special event at the Shanghai International Literary Festival at 10am on Saturday 3rd March at M on the Bund! Make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!

Five Funny and Fabulous Sessions at Discovery College!

February 23, 2012 at 8:45 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Thank you all you panda-loving possums at Discovery College  for making Pin Yin and I SO welcome today! It was wonderful to see you all again and I KNOW that all of you will be busy writing panda poems for my Clever Competition!! Just click the Clever Competition Tab on the top right for all the details! And a special thank you to dedicated librarians Leanne Sercombe and Dianne McKenzie for inviting me!

And thank you Leanne for such a fantastic display!


Happy Year of the Panda to Canadian International School!

February 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello all you clever kids at CDNIS! It was great to see you again today! And I’m looking forward to all your Panda Poems in my Clever Competition, so you’d better get cracking!

Another fantastic day at Shatin Junior School!

February 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What a great day that was! Today Pin Yin Panda and I had three more sessions at SJS, meeting more of the fabulous kids and staff! Huge thanks to Karen Hubbard for inviting me to the school, and to absolutely everyone for making me and my Panda feel so welcome!

Hello Lantau International School!

February 16, 2012 at 10:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wow that was fun! Five fabulous sessions at Lantau International School, Mui Wo, where birds sing in the trees, buffaloes cross the road, snakes visit the playgrounds and the kids are just FANTASTIC! I had such a great time – I hope you had at least half as much fun as I did! Here are the feisty Grade 3s with their terrific teachers above! Thanks Pam Venter (in the red scarf below) for inviting me!

Thank you Crystal Kwok at RTHK!

February 15, 2012 at 9:39 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If you’d like to hear me chatter on to Crystal Kwok on RTHK3 this afternoon all about Pin Yin Panda, my kids, my childhood and the importance of reading lots and lots of books, just go to the following link! Thanks to Crystal and producer Elena Krotman for a fun interview!


Panda-monium ruled at CAIS today!

February 14, 2012 at 10:32 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

It was all fun and games at Christian Alliance International School today when I visited the fantastic kids of Grades One to Three – we had a great time with Pin Yin Panda, lots of questions about the Chinese Zodiac, and a challenging Poetry Workshop for the Grade Threes who unscrambled limericks, spotted Haikus and even wrote a wicked rhyming poem about Destroying the School! But it was all in good fun! Here’s me with lovely librarian Connie Yee, a loyal supporter for many years…










And with some of the clever writers of Grade 3 in my Introduction to Poetry Workshop!

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