A big thank you to schools and bookstores that have opened up their venues for Icky, Yucky, Mucky!events over the last few months. The most recent author appearance for a reading of Icky, Yucky, Mucky!at the lovely West Wind school in Mumbai had a delightful group of children go EEEW! With rain pounding the pavements, the setting was rather perfect for an Icky story reading!
The American school in Mumbai was a similar delight with a wonderfully interactive reading. Every child had something to say, and most claimed to have an Icky, Yucky or Mucky person in his or her family and friends. The children also enjoyed quizzing the author on whether she remembered the text by heart since there were bits when she didn’t refer to the book during the reading. She luckily got the thumbs up after the children held the book in their hands and crosschecked whether the story was narrated verbatim! The reading ended with each child trying on the Maharaja’s turban.
Treasure Books in Bandra, Mumbai was another great venue for a reading and a splotch monster activity. With a full house here, it was lovely to have parents and children join in the fun and then browse the bookshop.
The many many children who made our weekend so very delightful with their laughter, yucks, eews and amazing artwork as they created their splotch monsters, we hope to see more artwork, mucky ideas and comments on our blog and by mailing us at email@example.com.
And to parents who brought their children over for the readings, thank you and may you go YUCK!
In our first of many Mucky Moments, we are absolutely delighted to have begun in the wonderful space at the Hill Spring International School library in Mumbai.
Kindergarten and grades I and II were in hysterics to see the author, Natasha Sharma as a well moustached Maharaja Icky slurping over the pickles, burping and juggling rosogullas. Their sporting librarian Ms. Soonawala, as Maharani Yucky, accompanied the Maharaja in his mess. This was one noisy library for two delightful mornings as it resounded with children laughing and shouting YUCKY! EEEEW! OOOH! NOOOO!
Taking from the wonderful splotches created by Anitha Balachandran in the book, the children then set about making Splotch Monsters. The library now has its very own Icky, Yucky, Mucky! wall.