A special story and craft time

Books & Books will host a special double Story and Craft Time this Saturday from 10.30am. There will be two themes to choose from with new stories and creative crafts for everyone to enjoy.

The store will have a Thanksgiving-themed Story and Craft Time set up in the kids’ room. After reading two books that celebrate this beloved holiday, kids will make Thanksgiving wreaths out of fall-coloured leaves that express what they are most thankful for.

Alternatively, in the atrium the store will celebrate the upcoming Children’s Book Festival with a Fancy Nancy theme. With two great Fancy Nancy books to read and pearly beads to make fancy friendship bracelets, the only thing that could make this Story and Craft Time even fancier would be a dress-up party, so children are encouraged to wear their fanciest gowns, jewels and boas.

The second Children’s Book Festival is hosted by Camana Bay, Books & Books and the Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The festival will be headlined by Fancy Nancy series illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser. The best-selling children’s series has a dedicated fan base of young children across the globe, captivated by Ms Glasser’s pen and ink illustrations and Jane O’Connor’s clever writing.

Also participating is Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, author of You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Museum of Fine Arts and You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum. These playful books introduce children to well-known art and artefacts as the main character explores famous museums.

The Children’s Book Festival kicks off on Saturday, 28 November at Camana Bay when Ms Preiss Glasser and Ms Preiss Weitzman are joined by local authors for story readings at Books & Books. In between stories, kids can take part in a range of outdoor activities and crafts such as sidewalk chalking, balloon crafts, and drumming lessons to name a few.

On Sunday, 29 November the action moves to the Dart Family Park in George Town for the Cystic Fibrosis Bedtime Story Fun Day. Ms Preiss Glasser and Ms Preiss Weitzman will be back with more readings and there will be a host of prizes including hundreds of dollars of books to be won at the game stalls. An art competition to draw the next Cystic Fibrosis Trust Christmas card, face painting, puppet shows and a barbecue will keep the family entertained. All proceeds from the side stalls will go directly to the Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The second annual Children’s Book Festival is sponsored by Camana Bay and Maples and Calder.