Join us for a story time with Rutland's own Mary Crowley, author of ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy and I Love to Visit My Grammy.
ABOUT THE BOOK: ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy is a book to draw in! Each page of the alphabet pages has four square drawings across the top. For instance, the two S pages have drawings of shapes, a snowman, a soccer ball, and a sailboat. Below those drawings a child or anyone of any age can draw something related to those four images or what is in her/his imagination at that moment. It is O.K. to color the little pictures, but they are there to teach letters as well as to give an idea of what different kinds of simple pictures can be drawn and hopefully to get the child to draw his/her own original drawings. At the end of the book is "The Alphabet Song" and then a letter written by the author, which reads in part: “I hope you continue to create as you go through your life. You can draw or paint. You can sing. You can dance. You can act. There are so many different ways you can express yourself in the ARTS."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Crowley, of Rutland, Vermont, received her B.A. (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Middlebury College and her M.A.E. from Castleton University. She has extensive experience teaching Art and English in public schools in New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Vermont and has been listed a number of times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She had a television show, The Arts Show, on PEGTV, the local cable channel for over 20 years and will continue with a new show * ZING ! * A Show for Children (of all ages) and Parents, too * in October of 2017. The target group for this show is 3-6 years olds and will highlight civility, numbers, letters, colors, Spanish, money management, eating good food, puppets, among other subjects. Children and guests will be a part of the format. Mary paints and teaches art still. She is also active in Grace Church, UCC, of Rutland. She is married to Art Crowley, attorney, and together they have five children and five grandchildren. She is looking forward to making orange marmalade for family and friends for Christmas 2017.
DATE: Saturday, November 18th at 2pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Rutland
ADMISSION: All ages are welcome to this free event.