Around the World in an Afternoon
Story Laurie transports listeners of all ages to lands near and far with her delightful renditions of folk tales from various world cultures. At turns hilarious and serious, Story Laurie magically glides from one character to the next, employing her marvelous vocal skills, gestures and facial expressions.
For schools: Around the World in an Afternoon is available in a wide-variety of themes and can be tailored to meet your curricular needs. This program provides an excellent way to kick-off or culminate a school-wide reading event (eg. PARP, RIF), and ties-in perfectly with many Character Education program themes.
For libraries, festivals and community events: Around the World in an Afternoon is perfect for family audiences, as Story Laurie truly does have a knack for engaging listeners young and old with her excellent choice of material, sense of humor and expertise as a seasoned performer.
I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your audience BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
The library is the place for me
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories and songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library!
This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.