With Summer holidays approaching fast, tis time to start booking library workshops, arts workshops and theatre experiences for the youngest people in the family. I know many people visit the zoo, beach or bushwalk for family days out, but to be honest my fav thing to do is something cultural – and particularly over Dec/Jan in Brisbane when it is so hot outside that I just want to (often do) cry. QPAC is air conditioned people – AIR CONDITIONED and utterly lovely…we visit every Summer holidays at least twice! We gift tickets for the cousins as Christmas presents – because ‘experience presents’ (and books) are much more welcome than plastic toys in most families!
It is hard to imagine a more perfect book to emerge off the page and onto a stage than the iconic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which you can book here. As Part of their SummerSet program, QPAC has not just The Very Hungry Caterpillar but three other Eric Carle classics including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly, in one beautiful show. There is something utterly magical about puppetry and over the last few years I have been privileged to have several theatre companies at school present beautiful adaptations of children’s books through puppetry, so I am OVER excited about this one coming to the Cremone Theatre at QPAC.
For little people and their adults, I would gift tickets to this alongside one of the books from the show so that some pre-show and post-show reading on Eric Carle can be enjoyed. My own children have always gained the most from book-themed shows when they have a strong understanding of the text first.
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This Australian-made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first time theatre goers, while those who grew up with the books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Thanks to QPAC I have a family pass to giveaway (four tickets) to the 12:30pm show on December 1st. Enter by leaving a comment on this post or on the Facebook or Instagram posts associated with this post. Entries close Monday 7th November at midday. Full terms and conditions below.
COMP CLOSED! Congratulations Jenny Stubbs!
The Fine Print
I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to thank all you readers who have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.
How to enter
‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ giveaway commences at 9am (AEDT) on 1st November 2016, and ends at midday (AEDT) on 7th November 2016.
Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post OR on the Facebook post associated with the giveaway OR the Instagram post associated with the post.
Terms and Conditions
Entry is open to residents of Australia only – and only those who can travel to Brisbane. Persons entering must be over 18 years of age.
Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner.
Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.
Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or Instagram
If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.
In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.
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