Koala Kids Book Club

Celia and Nonna Monash Book Club_4_0615We had a fabulous KOALA Kids Book Club session this morning with our guest author for July, Victoria Lane visiting with her wonderful picture book ‘Celia & Nonna.’ Several children attended book club where Victoria read ‘Celia & Nonna’ and then joined in on some drawing and creative activities about what happened to Celia and Nonna in the book. Nonna is an italian word for grandmother (Nanna) so every child related to this story. There were subtle hints throughout the story that Nonna was changing and growing older. Beautifully and sensitively told, the children loved Victoria’s storytelling, pointing out the castle her grandmother grew up near in her town in Italy. Victoria also brought in some bortolotti beans beans for the children to touch and hold as Nonna used to cook with bortolotti beans. What are bortolotti beans the children wanted to know? A wonderful morning was had by all

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