I had a wonderful reading at the Belfast Library On October 5. Many young children enjoyed listening to The Yellow Coat. We ate a snack of butterfly crackers and red grapes while decorating paper cut-outs of yellow coats. Thank you to Jane Thompson the children s librarian who created a fun and relaxing morning for me.
Blue Hill Maine. August 25, 2012
My first reading of The Yellow Coat was well received. The dappled sunlight filtering through the leaves of a big overarching birch tree, which our gathering sat beneath, in the garden, added texture to the already blissfully blue sky day. Children who attended and their parents and grand-parents alike all enjoyed the story. Everyone joined in on the brief discussion we had after the reading. We spoke about the items in our lives which we love, and want to hold onto. The illustrator Ade van Duyn was present to answer questions about the illustrations and her specific art techniques.We were server butterfly crackers with cheese and veggies and the children were able to draw and color their favorite items.
Gratitude and thanks to all of those who came out to support me.