February 15, 2014

Classics, illustrated

If Mama is as angry as she looks, Juan Bobo is in big trouble!

A VERY GOOD day in the life of a storyteller: a fifth-grade regular at my afternoon storytelling sessions drew her rendition of a scene from one of my tales that captured her imagination. This story had stuck with her an entire week, coming out in illustrated form after the subsequent Thursday session. Big smile on my face! 

I encourage my listeners to share their favorite stories with others, to tell them their own way, to write down a version or draw a picture.  I loved seeing this very famous Juan Bobo tale brought to life--and so beautifully.

Do you know about Juan Bobo?  Visit your library and read a version of his story!

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