Our family recently enjoyed a very dynamic presentation of the children's classic book, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt!" presented by Books Alive at Barnes and Noble in the Burbank Town Center. It was quite an engaging presentation and all of the children present (including my 21 month old son) were mesmerized with the story. They recited the story word for word in such a way to really draw the audience in. I later tried to read the story to my son in the same fashion and failed miserably! Acting is harder than it looks! But I know that he was at least able to connect with the book better because he got to see it performed live. With the African drum beat in the background (with a live drummer, of course), the story was complete!
Members of Books Alive were very approachable, and even asked our family to record our impressions of the performance on camera, which we were happy to do!
The program director for Barnes and Noble was quite impressed with the performance and said Books Alive will definitely be back. I hope she keeps her word and books them again!