MCBF- George will you come tell stories in the story tent on Saturday?
Me- Of course.
MCBF- We'd especially like poems about pets, and bring the ukulele.
Me- Even better.
MCBF- They'll be events going on all day, you can join in if you'd like.
Me-I'd love to.
MCBF- Nick Sharratt is coming.
So I tuned up Wylie Ukulele, perfected my pet poetry, practised my performance and on October 22nd I arrived at Manchester Central Library and made myself comfortable in the tent. It wasn't long before I had eager families queuing up to come to join in the fun.
We met homework eating dogs, super powered cats and learned why not to worry about our manners when meeting a crocodile. Everyone joined in and I even earned some hugs!
So what is a lonely story teller to do?
Go and join in of course!
I left the tent and mingled with the queue reading from Nick's poetry anthology 'Vikings in the Supermarket'. And there were plenty of people carrying their own books that they were keen for me to read. Time flew by as everyone waited to meet Nick and...