Calling all kids!
Join us for the Winter Fest Downtown Rutland Story Walk™ featuring Once Upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff.
How to participate:
1. Pick up a copy of the Story Walk map and worksheet at Phoenix Books Rutland or print a copy from the attached file.
2. Starting at Phoenix Books, read the pages in merchant windows and answer the questions according to the location number.
3. Turn the completed sheet into Phoenix Books Rutland or take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM on Saturday, February 20th to be entered to win a Phoenix Books Gift Card. The drawing will be held on Sunday, February 21st and the winner will be notified. One entry per person, please.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A boy learns that nature is full of stories to tell when he finds and follows a mouse's tracks in a wintery wood.
Milo wants a story, but his mom is too busy to entertain him. Instead, she encourages him to go out and play in the snow. At first, Milo is disappointed - he doesn't want to play outside, he wants a story.
But when he starts to follow a trail of mouse-prints, he discovers signs of activity all around, prompting him to ask, "What happened here?" Before long, he's using his imagination -- depicted in lush wordless spreads that capture the vividness of Milo's fantasies -- to fill in the gaps. By the time Milo comes home, he's the one with stories to tell.
A must-have for the winter season, Liza Woodruff's Once Upon a Winter Day is a fun read-aloud that shares details about animal behavior from a child's perspective.
"Nature tells good stories if we only get outside and look around."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Liza Woodruff has illustrated numerous children's books, including A Quieter Story, which she also wrote. She is also a bookseller and lives with her family in Vermont.