Touring Mar-Jun, 2020

Grades: K–6

Wordy Birdy loves a lot of things—like unicorns and spaghetti—but mostly, she loves to talk. She loves to talk so much that she doesn’t make much time…okay, any time…for listening. When her joyous chirping gets her in trouble (spoiler: there’s a big, growly bear!) her friends come to the rescue just in time. But she does finally learn to listen. A great tale of adventure and friendship, and respecting others. Now, that’s what I call a good story!

This springtime treat is filled with youthful exuberance, a childlike sense of wonder, and those all-too-familiar awkwardly funny moments we’ve all experienced. With great physical style and gentle fun, this story of learning to listen to and respect the opinions of others is sure to get your kids talking.

listening, friendship, community


A touring package includes a performance (35 and 45 minutes), a study guide, and book. Tours can be performed in gyms, classrooms, auditoriums, or meeting rooms for audiences ranging in size from 10-500 (maximum).

In conjunction with each performance, you have the option to add workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.

To book this show for your school or community center, call 206.428.6266 or email


Schools interested in adding a post-show workshop may do so when booking a tour. All workshops are offered for 35 students max and are determined by grade level. Workshops can be scheduled within a week of the performance.

Themes in Motion
Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 30-45 min)

Adapt It! Stage It!
Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-8, one hour)


Total Cost if the venue is within 75 miles driving distance from Seattle Center
$675 if booked prior to Oct 31; $750 if booked after

Total Cost if the venue is outside 75 miles
$875 if booked prior to Oct 31; $950 if booked after

Additional performances in the same venue, same day are $550. Scholarships available for Title One Schools

First workshop is $150; additional workshops $125 each

Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dave Mottram. Performed by permission of the author. All rights reserved. Illustrations © 2018 by David Mottram