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Children’s author visits Cedar Park Day Nursery

Children from Cedar Park Day Nursery in Twyford were delighted with a special visit from acclaimed author and illustrator, Eileen Browne, creator of the books; ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and ‘Handa’s Hen’.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery in Bridge Farm Road, Eileen read the beloved books to the children and explained how they were written and illustrated. The book’s accompanying CD was also played, allowing the group to focus on rhythm by dancing to the music.

After hearing the stories, the children sampled the exotic fruits featured in ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which centres on the story of a young girl delivering a basket of fruits to her friend. Mangoes, pineapples, passionfruit, oranges and bananas were all tasted and enjoyed as part of the learning experience.

Cedar Park Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Rachael Main said;

“The children were absolutely thrilled to have Eileen with us and were so fascinated by her stories and wisdom. The children also had their copies of the books personally signed after the session. It was a wonderful day and has shown how special the gift of storytelling really is.”