"Brilliant!" Teacher, Lake Gwelup Primary
"Terrific - brilliant - loved it!" Teacher, Riverton Primary
"Fantastic, wonderful. The children, and staff, were totally enthralled." Head, North Dandalup Primary
The hilarious Big Book Show was written especially for Children’s Book Week and promotes the enjoyment of, not just books, but of stories in general. The show, which comes complete with copious teacher’s notes, appeals to those in years 2-7. It tours Perth throughout the year.
The audience finds itself at The Big Book Awards, the kids’ lit’ equivalent of the Oscars. Our presenter Claudia is either a world famous actress or, as seems more likely, the school cleaner. As the show progresses she acts out scenes from those books nominated for an award...
"Dharlinks, let's look at each of our nominees... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, The Time Machine, Jabberwocky, Suckathumb, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Peter Pan, Lockie Leonard The Human Torpedo, Black Beauty and Born to Run. And the winner is…”
Strangely enough, as gripping as those excerpts are, Claudia’s autobiography sweeps the board. Hmmm. Claudia is eventually unmasked as a bit of a dreamer…but that’s why we like her…she’s a story-teller. And the winner is…books!
So what’s so good about books? Well, the batteries don’t fall out for a start, and they’re a bit like radio: the pictures are better when you have to make them up yourself. Books will take you all the way round the world, even into outer space and you don’t even have to get out of bed!
The Big Book Show costs $600 for audiences of up to 120 (add $5 per child for larger audiences).Gst is not applicable.
Primary Stage 1 (Y1-2), Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8)