Radio Workshop Podcast—February 13, 2010
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If you’re already in love with books then you’ll love our show. If you never really got into reading, stay tuned. Books can introduce you to new people, new places, and take you into wonderful places that are created inside your head as you read the words.
In today’s show we’ll get some book recommendations from Verushka Louw, a children’s book specialist at The Book Lounge, an independent book store in Cape Town. We’ll also be reading sections from some of those books. Stay tuned!
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Welcome to the Show!
Radio Workshop host Mbali Vilakazi welcomes listeners to the show.
The Radio Workshop broadcasts every Saturday at 12 noon on SAFM. Visit SAFM’s website for information about how to find their frequency in your area.
Books for 2010!
Verushka Louw is in charge of children’s books at the Book Lounge. She gave us some must-reads for the year ahead.
The books Verushka discussed are listed below. Visit the Book Lounge or your local book store or library to pick up a copy!
“Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts” by Emma Kennedy
“Toby Alone” by Timothee de Fombelle
“Fuse” by S.A. Partridge
Next on the show we hear a short extract from Fuse. Bo Petersen read this chapter for us from halfway through the book.
To find out more about S.A. Partridge and to read more about her other books, visit her website.
If you are based in the Cape Town area and you want to attend some of the children’s events at the Book Lounge, here is the schedule until the end of March!
The institution of story time continues for the little ones (the recommended age is 3 – 8 years old) Saturday mornings at 11am. See you then. Bring your imagination!
Saturday 20th February: We haven’t seen an alien yet at the Book Lounge, maybe today? There are some great stories about creatures and little strange men from other planets. Hmmm, think Martian suits and rockets and space rocks… bring your imagination and who knows on which planet we might end up on.
Saturday 27th February: Today we will be reading great stories by the legendary Maurice Sendak who blessed us all with the book we love, Where the Wild Things Are. He has written and illustrated lots and lots of amazing stories. Wouldn’t it have been amazing to have him read to us, oh well, we can always dream…
Saturday 6th March: With their fuzzy tails and little hands the squirrels of Cape Town climb the trees in our streets and parks and run around the gardens. Today we are reading great squirrel stories and maybe we will have to munch on some nuts to join in the fun.
Saturday 13th March: Many great stories start with… once upon a time… we are having a fairytale day! You can dress up as a princess or a knight or maybe a king! Come along to our Castle and indulge in tales that have stood the test of time.
Saturday 20th March: It is not always easy being brave. It takes a lot of courage and believing in yourself. It takes a tricky situation and seeing how you can make it work best. Today we are reading stories about bravery and we will have a special guest, William Moultrie, who will share with us how being young is no reason not to be brave.
Saturday 27th March: Spot the little yellow dog is having his birthday and would love for you to come and join in the fun. Spot the lovable dog created by Eric Hill, comes to live at the Book Lounge, well for today anyway. Definitely a ‘paw print’ day!
That’s it for this week, join us next week for more from the Radio Workshop. We hope you’ve enjoyed the show!