Little Ant Children's Books by Ilene Dudek

BOOK AN AUTHOR VISIT STORY TIME

Welcome to my Author Visit Story Time, a fun and interactive (and imaginative!) event. During my one-hour story time, I will read my new book Little Ant & the Ice Cream Mystery and play several Little Ant games with the children. These games may include the following: An I Spy/Scavenger Hunt game where the students can find little ants, and other fun objects, in my paper garden. Another game, titled Make a New Adventure, invites the children to add different story elements to a Little Ant background board to create a new adventure. My Act Like the Little Ant game is a crowd favorite, offering the children a chance to get up and move their bodies like they have ants in their pants. I offer a What's Missing? game, testing the students' memories, a Guess that Sound game, requiring the use of their listening skills, and a Little Ant Game Show. Finally, I am about to unveil a new mystery game, in honor of my new book Little Ant & the Ice Cream Mystery. Each game is selected based on the size and set-up of the room, as well as the number of children in attendance, and their age range. After my reading, I will hand out a Little Ant coloring page, and the group will either receive their pre-ordered, signed copy of my book (Class Visit Story Time), or have a chance to purchase a signed copy at that time (Library Story Time).


The typical fee for a one-hour story time is $200. This may vary depending on your individual needs. Please contact me to discuss your story time event. For additional information, please see below.

ADDITIONAL STORY TIME INFORMATION


Class Visit:

My Class Visit Story Time is roughly an hour long, and works best for children ages 4-6. Also, the ideal group would be a maximum of 30 children. On the day of the reading, I would come in about a half hour early to set up some games. This may require the use of Fun-Tak on the wall. I would then read my new book and play a bunch of Little Ant games with the children. They would also have a chance to pre-order any one of my Little Ant books, to be signed and delivered on the day of the reading. About 2 weeks before the reading, I would drop off the pre-order forms and ask to see the room. I would also ask that you hold onto whatever orders come in. About a week later, I would collect those orders, and have all books signed and ready to go home on the day of the reading. I would also bring in extra books for last-minute orders.


Library Visit:
My Library Visit Story Time is similar to the above. It is roughly an hour long. On the day of the reading, I would come in about a half hour early to set up some games. This may require the use of Fun-Tak on the wall. I would then read my new book and play a bunch of Little Ant games with the children. After my reading, the parents would have a chance to purchase a signed copy of any one of my Little Ant books, while the children work on their coloring pages.  


* Please note—at this time, I am only hosting story times in the Northern NJ area. I am located in Nutley, NJ, so any schools or libraries within the local area would be fantastic!