23 April 2019

Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck

We were very kindly invited to Sony Pictures last week to celebrate Tiny Pop's new show Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck, featuring none other than Sesame Street favourite Cookie Monster and Gonger from The Furchester hotel. I grew up watching Sesame Street and love that it's characters are still going strong and being enjoyed by children today with this year marking it's 50th birthday.

The girls having their photo taken at Tiny Pop HQ

Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck is a fun and educational show where Cookie Monster and Gonger cook a simple recipe and find out more about the foods they are cooking with and where they come from. The short episodes are just 5 minutes each and really funny and engaging with a catchy theme tune which had the girls dancing in their seats and giggling during the screening.

Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck Poster

There were lots of Cookie Monster themed activities to keep the girls busy either side of the screening. They made Cookie Monster masks which were really simple for them to do and looked great when they had finished and had their faces painted too.

Phoebe with her Gonger face paint!

An afternoon with Cookie Monster would not have been complete without lots of cookies! Lottie did her very best impersonation of CookieMonster and sampled them all!

Lottie enjoying Cookie Monster's Cookies!

We ended the day meeting Cookie Monster and Gonger and their puppeteers which the girls found amazing, they are such a great double act! The girls were very kindly given a special Tiny Pop goodie bag with their own little Cookie Monster Soft toy and t-shirt to take home thanks to Sambro, Character UK and Hype.

You can catch Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck on Tiny Pop now!

Me x

* This is a collaborative post. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own*

13 April 2019

Review: 'Where is Peter Rabbit?'

We were kindly invited to see 'Where is Peter Rabbit?' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London last week. The girls adore Beatrix Potter's timeless tales so I knew the show would be a hit with them. At just an hour long it is the perfect length for little theatre goers and it completely held their attention.

Cast of Peter Rabbit live/ Where is Peter Rabbit?
Image copyright 'Where is Peter Rabbit?"

The audience are taken on a musical adventure to find Peter Rabbit with a retelling of five of Beatrix Potter's famous stories along the way. With the help of music, puppets, songs and dance the Tales of Mr Jeremy Fisher, Mrs, Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddleduck and Mr Tod are brought to life finishing with the most loved tale of all -  The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

The cast were incredibly talented and the detail and movement of the puppets was wonderful - it was like they had sprung out of the pages of the book. The set was inspired by Beatrix Potter's beautiful drawings and there were guest voice overs from Miriam Margoyles and Griff Rhys Jones.

Beatrix Potter's stories really do translate beautifully in this production and have been very thoughtfully adapted. The show evoked many feelings of nostalgia from my own childhood; it was wonderful to share the tales that I enjoyed with my own children and in their enjoyment of the play.

Where is Peter Rabbit show advert
Image copyright 'Where is Peter Rabbit?'

It's a great show for young children and made for a perfect Easter treat. You can see it up until Sunday 28 April and find more details HERE.

Me x

*We were kindly gifted tickets for the show with no obligation to share anything. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Images used with permission and copyright of 'Where is Peter Rabbit?' *