When singer Linda Arnold performed in a Ventura bookstore last year, the crowd couldn't get enough of her. But then again, it wasn't every day that the audience--elementary schoolchildren sitting cross-legged on the floor--had a chance to mingle with a star.
"It was mobbed," said Jody Fickes, owner of the bookstore, Adventures for Kids. "The kids knew who she was because she'd done some work on the Disney Channel. There was this comforting kind of familiarity for them."
Arnold, an award-winning children's singer and author who has appeared in concerts nationwide, will perform some of her latest songs at a family concert April 27 at Sheridan Way School in Ventura. The concert, which includes such puppets as Tyrone the dinosaur, Grandfather T the clock and Daisy Belle the cow, begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the show are available at all Ventura elementary schools and at Adventure for Kids, 3457 Telegraph Road. The cost in advance is $3 for children and $5 for adults. Prices at the door are $1 higher. For more information, call 648-5251 or 650-9688.