Welcome to Happy Tales, where music, stories and laughter come together to delight the young and young at heart. More than just storytelling, a Happy Tales experience
invites the preschool and elementary school child to sing, dance, stomp and clap their way through a playful journey of their own imagination. Sue explores a variety of themes that entertain and educate children about life values such as respecting feelings of others, showing compassion, understanding and dealing with bullying, and self-trust.
Whether you are young or simply "young at heart", a Happy Tales smile is contagious and giggles are guaranteed!
Sue Kimpton is a Seattle native, and graduated from Washington State University in 1983 with a BA in Finance and Economics. Her post-graduate career has included retail management and consumer and commercial banking. For the past 30 years she has written numerous articles and short stories, and in 2007 she started a website writing business, "Word Play". She has acted as newsletter editor for "Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children" and a newsletter article and auction catalog writer for the Assistance League of Seattle, which clothes children in need in the Seattle School District. Over the past 12 years, she has collaborated with The Center For Wooden Boats and Northwest Seaport to tell stories to preschoolers at "Tugboat Story Time" aboard the Arthur Foss Tugboat on South Lake Union. She currently spins tales in the Boathouse for "Wooden Boat Storytime" with CWB. She has also performed at the Classic Workboat Show, the Maritime Heritage Festival, the South Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, KidQuest Children's Museum, Ryther Child Center and various preschools in Seattle. References heartily supplied upon request!
Sue has been (procrastinating about) writing a children's book, "Hamish McTavish", based loosely upon the beloved and wacky neighborhood characters of her growing up years in Seattle in the 1960's.( She still plans to do it. Stay tuned.) Current interests also include Improv performance, skiing, hiking, pickleball, tennis, gardening and travel. She has two grown sons, both of whom can attest to the fact that she has, and always will be, a clown.
Seattle Storytellers' Guild
Pacific Northwest Writer's Association
Assistance League of Seattle
Board of Directors, SHHA
Northwest Seaport, Seattle, WA.
Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, WA.
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