These Holidays EXPERIENCE Books


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IMG_5345We have just had the most wonderfully busy (BUSY) week experiencing story in all forms at ‘Out of the Box’ festival in Brisbane. There is nothing better, nothing, than a book or story transformed as a stage production, movie, ballet, play-based experience, dance class, digital experience or visual art workshop. We’ve done ALL these things in the last week and my literary heart is full and my children’s minds are swirling with words and beautiful images. While they will still let me drag them to literary experiences, I will. Ha! Literary outings extend the book reading experience immeasurably, adding another dimension to the story and allowing young readers and young viewers to experience story in a different formats. There is surely nothing better than immersing our young people in story, song, words and images.

Out of the Box festival was just WOW – possibly the best one I have been to (and I’ve been to them all!) or maybe my children were just at the perfect age for it. We really enjoyed Haraman, ChickPea (4) was absolutely taken with the monkey character and as we were leaving the theatre, I lost her, and found that she’s stomped up onto the stage to meet the actor. I was absolutely mortified (we’ve been working sooooo hard on ‘what to do at the theatre’!), but the actor was more than happy to shake her hand and have his photo taken with her, which absolutely made her week. ‘Dad’s Films’ last night was FAB, although I can’t say that ‘The Never Ending Story’ was as good as I remembered it! PudStar (8) looked over to #backboy and said, ‘I thought you said this was the best movie ever daddy?’.

This week is all about workshops that I am running (sooooooooooo enjoying them!) for Brisbane City Council Libraries, and though I think most of them are now booked out, there may be some spots left in some of them. Next week we’re off to see ‘The Peasant Prince’ and Pud is off to a coding workshop.

If you’re looking for some of the best holiday experiences around…BOOK YOURSELF SOME LITERARY EXPERIENCES NOW! The Little Prince HIGH RES

The one literary experience we are not able to make work these holidays is, ‘The Little Prince’, which Monkey Baa Theatre Company and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre are about to launch.

The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944). The novella is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totalling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the top best-selling books ever published.

If you are Sydney based, this is one performance not to miss in my mind. Saturday the 9th is already sold out so I would be booking soon – there is nothing worse than missing out on tickets to something you really want to see! 561f3859-f09d-4a25-b34b-c64d05f730ff

At 50 minutes and suitable for ages four and above, The Little Prince is a special experience for families to share.


Box Office – 02 8624 9340

Ticket Prices

Adult $29.00 per ticket
Child $29.00 per ticket
Family of 4 $104.00
Family of 5 $125.00
Groups 10+ $25.00 per ticket
No booking or transaction fees apply


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