I spent a lovely Saturday morning sharing GOODNIGHT, ARK with the cute kids from Let’s Play in Italian, a preschool and kindergarten in Scotch Plains. The story time took place at the Barnes and Noble in Springfield and was part of their book fair.
When I first arrived the children were enjoying a wonderfully animated sing-a-long with Italian-American artist and singer Michela Musolino. Using various instruments and props including a shell and an expresso cup, she brought Italian folk lore and music to life. I enjoyed listening to her sing in Italian with her deep, rich voice while the children echoed back phrases in Italian.
Then it was time for GOODNIGHT, ARK. First, I introduced the book and those stinky skunks!
Then I read the story. “Watch out or this bed will BREAK!”
Afterwards there was time to pet the skunks and sign a few books.
When story time was over, the children reconvened for some interactive folk dancing with Michela.
Thank you Barnes and Noble and Let’s Play in Italian for having me. I think we all had a great time!