Toucane visits another school

Toucane and Jann visited The Ridge Prep School, and oh my gosh, it was like walking into Hogwarts. The School is 100 years old this year and has maintained that sense of tradition which just oozes from its buildings. Indeed, it was a privilege to be invited into the school during such a special year.

Toucane and Jann explained how it is COOL to have friends who are different from us, and how we must stick up for them when our friends are ugly to them. Especially when someone is new to our school. #ToucaneIsDifferent

They then went on to talk about when Toucane caught humans throwing litter on the beach, and how upset he got.

Jann then taught the boys a song about picking up rubbish/litter and throwing it in the bin. #ToucaneAndTheRubbishRangers

So, all the boys went away, keen to become Rubbish Rangers.

Jann Will be back at The Ridge with Polly and her Piralympics Series in August, chatting to grade 3-5’s.

#ToucaneSeries

Kingsmead Book Fair

Kingsmead Book Fair Session was packed to the gunnels.

With cushions for the little ones and standing room only at the back of the room, Polly Piralympics was a roaring success at Kingsmead Book Fair.

Polly was joined by two new pirates as well as the rest of her cousins: Toucane the Toucan, Hettie the Hornbill, Mpho the Macaw, and Guyrah the Pink Galah and Kilara the Cockatiel (who had both recently flown in from Australia).

Jann Weeratunga the author of the Polly’s Piralympics and Toucane Series’ chatted to her audience about being kind to new classmates and why it is ugly to bully people.

Not wanting to be left out Toucane popped in and chatted about not throwing rubbish/litter on the ground and sang a song with the audience about putting litter in the bin.

     

 

#PollysPiralympics, #ToucaneSeries

#amazon.com/author/jannweeratunga

Anti-bullying at the Kindsmead Book Fair

The Kingsmead Book Fair 25th May is nearly here! I must admit I’m starting to get a few butterflies, but I know that Polly and Toucane will be on the end or my arms, so I will be ok.

Here is my session on anti-bullying – how to make yourself less of a target and take the power away from the bully.

Session name: Polly’s Piralympic Series

Venue: Author Studio

Time: 10h15 – 10h45

I will also be launching Polly’s Rainy Day Piralympics, with lots of indoor activities to keep the pirates busy as they sail to Ireland. Meet the new crew, sailing in a submarine, discover a new game – Pollyopolly and watch out for those pesky leprechauns as they try to steal the Pirate’s GOLD.

Books will be sold there by Exclusive books, so get yours and then wander over to get it signed and have a pic with Polly.

Don’t forget Toucane’s books will also be available for younger readers.

After the event books may be purchased at Skoobs (Monte Casino), Fogarty’s in PE or Exclusive Books in Mall of the South. Or contact me directly janspicssa@gmail.com

#Polly’s Piralympics

#amazon.com/author/jannweeratunga

My books are on their way

My books are on their way from my printer Lee (BK Bookbindings.)

I can hardly believe all six Polly books are on their way up from Durban today. I’m counting down the days to the Kingsmead Book Fair, one of the biggest and most acclaimed book fairs in South Africa AND I’M GOING TO BE THERE!

Not only be there, but be presenting a workshop for 8-12’s on bullying and how to be less of a target for the bully. 10.15am See you there.

#HowPollyBecame a Pirate, #PollyYaNaeCanFly, #PollysPiralympics, #PollysInuitPiralympics, #PollysRainDayPiralympics, #PollysHogmanayHoliday

And Coming soon… Polly Returns to Africa

 

 

Polly’s Rainy Day Piralympics

Polly’s Rainy Day Piralympics.

So, Polly and the pirates have arrived in Ireland, where the green of the grass is like nowhere else on earth. And why, well because of the rain, of course! But that doesn’t stop them from having their next Piralympic adventure.

Join Polly, meet Nessie the Loch Ness monster, a new crew – sailing an unusual vessel, as well as all the old favourites in Polly’s Rainy-Day Piralympics

Those Pesky Leprechauns

Those Pesky Leprechauns.

Polly meets the Leprechauns, but watch out as they are out to steal the pirate’s GOLD!

Meet Tricksy Short Legs, Clumsy Green Feet and Hairy Freckle face as they join Polly and the Pirates in this next exciting adventure, in the Polly’s Piralympics Series.

#PollysPiralympics, #nobullyingonthisship

Beat the Bully

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