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This broadcast featured Sarah Parkinson the Author & Illustrator for Dragonfly Pie.
This rhyming story starts with the geese on Willow Park lake who are unable to sleep because of the dragonflies early morning dance. The geese feel desperate and decide that making a Dragonfly Pie is the only way to bring peace and quiet to the lake. But the geese can’t catch dragonflies! This is where Grebe comes to the rescue but not in the way you would expect….
This tale demonstrates how people can set aside their differences and get along by finding common ground.
Taken from the reverse:
Early each morning as the geese try to doze, the dragonflies buzz in their noisy dance shows.
The geese want to bake a dragonfly pie
To make the buzzing go quiet, but this plan goes awry…
Is there someone there who can save the day?
And will anyone enjoy the buzzing ballet?
This broadcast is 20 minutes and is suitable for Key stage 1 children (age 5-7)
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Sarah Parkinson is an Amazon Bestselling Children’s Author and Illustrator living in Oswestry with her husband, Chris, daughter, Megan, and antisocial cat, Stella. She wrote her first book in her series, ‘The Tales of Willow Park’ while walking through her local park on maternity leave with her daughter. After a lot of late nights painting her illustrations by hand after her daughter had gone to sleep, Sarah self-published ‘The Shoe Foxes’ and it became an Amazon bestseller! She has been doing events across the North West ever since and has just released another book ‘Dragonfly Pie’ which topped the Amazon charts in it’s category yet again!
With plans for more books on the way, Sarah plans on using her series (with the help of her husband, Chris, a Scientist and Zoology graduate) to encourage children to visit their local park and learn about the wildlife around them with these imaginative stories.
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