The Khronos Group is hosting a art contest that ends next week, 7th August.
The details of the contest can be found here.
An author of children's books. He bills himself more as a story teller though and if you get a chance to catch him doing a book session, you really should!
He has read at a lot of libraries and it was there that I managed to catch a show, which went on for 45 minutes, stories and a little bit of music, just enough to entertain and keep little minds in tune for.
Binder, has a collection of around 6 traditionally printed books, of which "It ate my sister" and "The bedtime story book" are particularly good collection of stories. He also has a collection of audio books and e-books. The audio books would be great to collect as he has such enthusiasm and energy in his story telling. Of which, is't a strict reading of his books, but a collection of age appropriate stories, some of which are based on the written tales but many being based off of stories you might recognise, that have either been updated or merged with similar stories, all with great amusement and audience participation.
At the end of the reading session, he did have a collection of audio CD's and books you could buy, offering them for $10 each instead of the regular $15, and if you bought two, you could get a third for free. These were all signed and personalised. He accepted cash, cheque and credit card, so you don't have to worry about being caught short if you wanted to buy a book after a showing.
For a list of his free readings, of which seem to be mostly in MA and RI can be found here.
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So these guys, based in Ware, MA and do shows all over the state and further a field.
I have seen them perform else where, with other shows, but this one in particular I thought was most appropriate for little toddlers and a mix range of kids. It was a lovely performance, with music and very laid back with a nice little bit of audience participation.
The performer really knew how to engage the kids as well as the parents and handled the crowd really nicely, especially when kids where getting a little too close to the stage.
After the show, the children were allowed to get a close up look of the puppets and touch them which was really nice, as they were lovely.
They have a pretty good list of free, public performances listed for the summer on their website, which if you get the chance, you should definitely check out with your family!