WISSssssss was Wonderful!

November 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A big thank you to my dear friend Fiona Collins, head of libraries (right) and the lovely Adrienne Johnson, primary librarian at Western International School Shanghai (left), for a fabulous day of story readings with the kids from Grade 2 to 5! We had so much fun Ssssing and Shhhing and learning some fascinating Chinese history – it was magic!

Sybil Snake slithers in to M on the Bund!

November 4, 2013 at 8:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Sybil Snake and I dropped into our all-time favourite Shanghai events venue M on the Bund for a story reading session on Sunday morning! Here I am with some of the lovely audience – we had a lot of fun! Thanks to the wonderful Tina Kanagaratnam for organising the event!

A Ssssuper Ssssaturday afternoon at Starbugs!

November 4, 2013 at 8:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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It was my huge pleasure to meet principal Qing Yang and the dedicated teachers and gorgeous children of the innovative local after-school book reading club Starbugs Academy on Saturday afternoon! We SSSSSed and SSSSHHHHed our way through the Tale of Sybil Snake with great aplomb, and had a lot of fun!

SUIS was ssssizzling!

November 4, 2013 at 7:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A big thank you to Fran Bruce, Assistant Head and English Co-ordinator at Shanghai United International School, Honqiao campus, and the fabulous staff and students for the warmest of welcomes on Friday! Fran made a ssssstunning Sybil Snake, complete with golden ball, joined by Vice-Principal and PYP Co-ordinator Jane Alston as Pin Yin Panda and Co-Principal Zhang Hong as Chester Choi, with a real life cookie jar!! We had workshop sessions with the Grade 6 to 8 students, and story readings with the younger students, with Sybil Snake, Pin Yin Panda and Chester Choi acting up a storm! Above see Chester Choi, Pin Yin Panda, Sybil Snake and Co-Principal Martin Donnellan and I with the winners of the SUIS Book Competition, and below at left, talented twins Amy and Annie Lee, with their books, and at right, the Library Club with a delicious chocolate cake baked in honour of my visit – it was scrumptious!


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