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Brilliant Books For Kids (Toby Mitchell)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Hidden behind the trees and boozy picnic tables of the Pleasance Courtyard lies a bouncy baked Alaska, an inflatable igloo just for the wee ones; with its giant beanbags, this wonderfully cosy venue lends itself brilliantly to story time. Getting through six stories may seem an ambitious task, and holding the attention of a large group of under fives for 45 minutes difficult, yet the girls succeeded in keeping the vast majority interested with stories such as ‘Cows That Type’ and the mildly comic ‘Demon Teddy’. It might have been improved by a little more dialogue, and greater participation between the children and the storytellers, but I suspect that may be limited by book choice (they change daily).

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 21, 26 – 28 Aug, 1.45pm (2.30pm), £4.00 – £5.00, fpp20.
tw rating 3/5