Library Storytelling Morning activity for December 2014

“Snoring Beauty” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen  & Jane Manning

Saturday, December 20th 2014

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand (For Intermediate English level learners)


Tucked in his little bed inside the castle walls, Mouse is eager to get a good night’s sleep before his wedding tomorrow. But just as he begins to drift off, he’s awoken by a tremendous roar. SNOOOOGA-SNOOOOOM! KER-SCHUPPP! Sleeping Beauty is snoring . . . again! When the handsome Prince Max arrives, Mouse thinks he’s found the perfect scheme: He’ll convince the prince to kiss Beauty and wake her up! But when Prince Max learns that Beauty is the one making such monstrous noises, will he still want to kiss her . . . or will he run away from the noisy princess, leaving her snoring for another hundred years?

(Escondido en su pequeña cama dentro de los muros del castillo, el ratón está ansioso por conseguir una buena noche de sueño antes de su boda mañana. Pero justo cuando comienza a dormirse, le despierta un tremendo rugido. SNOOOOGA – SNOOOOOM ! KER- SCHUPPP ! el ronquido es de la Bella Durmiente. . . ¡una vez más! Cuando el apuesto príncipe Max llega, el ratón cree haber encontrado el plan perfecto: ¡convencerá al príncipe de besar a la Bella y así despertarla! pero cuando el príncipe Max se entere de que la belleza es la que hace tales ruidos monstruosos querrá todavía besarla o huirá de la princesa ruidosa, dejándole con los ronquidos durante otros cien años?)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from September to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Alito and Kate as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Forty children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Now in collaboration with American Space Madrid it’s a free activity.

Library members gain privileged access, with an optional 2 x 1 registration (this means each child with a library card can bring one guest).

Registration can be done at the IIE website (filling the activity form from the Agenda).