A Sssuper Day at SASssss Puxi!!

October 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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Wow – what a fabulous bunch of students I met today at Shanghai American School Puxi!! We had story readings galore, from Chester Choi to Pin Yin Panda to this year’s very special Sybil Snake! Here are the lovely Beth Rohrbeck, who was a wonderful author host, and some – but not all – of the terrific Grade Ones, ALL the Grade Twos, and some of the Grade Three and Fours,, not to mention the super-readers a.k.a the Library Pages of Grade Five, pictured at the bottom! Thank you for the warmest of welcomes and KEEP ON READING BOOKS!!!!!

Helloooo Shanghai American School at Pudong!

October 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments





Huge thanks to the lovely Kimbra Power for a fabulous day at SAS Pudong! What with Pin Yin Panda preening herself and Sybil Snake slithering, and the big kids learning a bit about story planning, we had a ball! Here are some gorgeous Grade 4s and the dedicated Library Pages above, and Kimbra and I and some First Graders below!

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Sybil Snake is sssslithering up to Shanghai on Ssssunday!

October 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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A very sssspecial hello to the kids of Shanghai! Sybil Snake and I are coming your way on Sunday, for 10 fabulous days of story readings, writing workshops and fun! We’ll be visiting six super schools, and there will also be a special event at M on the Bund on Sunday 3rd November at 10am! So if you haven’t met my sassssy Sybil Snake and found out her sssscintillating secret yet, make sure to come along!

Hello again to my friends at Sharon Lutheran School!

October 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Great Race

Well that was fun! Today I revisited the friendly students and staff of Sharon Lutheran School in Mong Kok for a story-telling of The Tale of Pin Yin Panda with a difference! 16 brave souls volunteered to act the parts of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, not to mention the Cat, the Stinkbug and the Frog…and of course, Pin Yin Panda herself! They threw themselves into their roles with great enthusiasm, and we even managed to include a re-enactment of the Great Race around the assembly hall! Huge thanks to Marcus Lo and principal Jessie Yum for having me back for a very enjoyable afternoon!


Three fabulous days with the writers of Western Academy Beijing!

October 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Huge thanks to Jennifer Glittenberg and a big hello to the 22 talented teen writers of Western Academy Beijing who joined me on a 3 day writing workshop adventure from 9th to 11th October! After an introductory session at the school on Wednesday afternoon, and a talk to the mums and dads of WAB as part of WAB’s Distinguished Speaker series that evening, we departed next morning for a scenic drive to the school’s fabulous eco-friendly camp in the mountains at Miao Liang, complete with solar energy panels, eco-cabins and yurts! I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, through intensive story planning to first drafts. Their stories were very impressive indeed and I look forward to seeing the final products!

Two terrific days at Kingston International School and Think International School!

October 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Huge thanks to Melissa Preisig, PYP Co-ordinator at Kingston International School, and Melanie Bates of Think International School for inviting me to spend time with their classes this week and last week! We had writing workshops and story readings and learned a bit of fascinating Chinese history too! Here I am (above) with the Kingston Grade 3s. I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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