Two days ago the word went round that Jessica, one of the story-time mums from our story-time heyday, would be reading her first published children's book. Of course all the old crowd dragged our seven and eight year olds back to story-time for a glorious reunion and, very timely for the time of year if you're American, Not This Turkey!
|Jessica Steinberg reading Not This Turkey! at story-time.|
The thing is, I know this David. David is now a grandfather living in Jerusalem. I taught his, now grown up, children in school.
Jessica told us that she was at David's house and he told the story of how his father ..... well I won't give it away. Jessica wrote the story, changed a couple of details so as not to give children nightmares, and got it published as a delightful children's picture book.
And me... I obviously spent all evening trying to remember old family stories that could possibly become children's picture books.