EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s that time of the year again when Robin takes off for his monthlong family trip to Europe. He’s already visited Athens and Santorini in Greece and is now up in the beautiful Cinque Terre area of Liguria, Italy, before he heads south as usual to explore the delights of Tuscany.
In his absence, a great number of showbiz entertainers, celebrity VIPs, chefs, restaurateurs and our Vegas dignitaries have stepped forward to write their guest columns.
Today, we welcome The Mirage headliner Terry Fator to the guest spot. In addition to Terry’s guest column today (July 16) he’s also turned creator of a new children’s book about his favorite ventriloquist doll, Winston the Impersonating Turtle.
Onstage, Terry doesn’t move his lips while performing but now after his regular show, he does get to move his lips with a special show singing in his own voice at the Parlor Lounge of The Mirage July 19 and again on Aug. 23.
Terry is launching the new children’s book “Winston,” written by Sally L. Kirkham, Ph.D., a leader in learning behavior, and illustrated by his longtime collaborator Pete Mitchell. The book is centered around Terry’s most popular character Winston the Impersonating Turtle.
“I love to read, and anything I can do to help educate children and encourage them not only to read but to discover their talents like Winston does in the book is just awesome,” Terry said.
Winston’s adventures take him through the swamp and the ponds, and from daytime to nighttime as he discovers the sounds made by the frogs, birds and owls. This journey leaves Winston wondering what sounds he, as a turtle, could possibly make. With practice and patience, Winston discovers his true talent. The book also provides easy-to-use strategies to help children beginning at age 5 to develop their reading skills, and is the first of an upcoming series of “Winston The Impersonating Turtle Tales” books.
“Winston” is available online at www.