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In Wellington for the weekend ? On Sunday 31 August 2008 you and the kids can discover some decidedly bookish events at Te Papa designed to kick off New Zealand Book Month. There’s a giant kid snake, badge making, and that old faithful - character dress-ups - all up on level one at The Void. Children's activities include:
10.30am Capital E National Theatre Group - Kiwi Moon puppet show
11.30am Gecko Press - Snake and Lizard - Storytellers Moira Wairama and Tony
Hopkins lead a giant kid snake around Te Papa.
12.30pm Lynley Dodd - fantasy dress-up competition - children to dress as
characters from The Dudgeon is Coming, The Other Ark and The Nickle-Nackle
Tree with book prizes.
1.30pm Fifi Colston - craft activities linked with Janie Olive and Verity's
2.30pm Kate De Goldi and Jacqui Colley - Lolly Leopold reading and badge
For more information about events visit www.nzbookmonth.co.nz
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