I had 4 of my books to display and sell. It was great to see that many people – parents, grandparents and visitors to the library were interested in the books as much as the food, the chess and the history on display.
And then in the afternoon it was my turn to do storytelling in the children’s section of the main library. The kids were busy painting bags and after a big storytime announcement from me the kids and parents gathered around.
This was the first time I was going to tell Where is Gola’s Home? And As I Watch. Balu’s Basket was on its second storytelling.
And then I read Balu’s Basket. While some of the fruits were exotic for the kids here, they were really into it. They guessed the colour, they made shapes with their hands. We clucked together when Balu went to collect the chickens and we sang Rock a Bye Baby when he rocked the baby to sleep.
It was a fantastic opportunity to be there and to meet with so many lovely Streatham residents. It was another wonderful event made possible by being part of CWISL.