July 3rd, 2007

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Great Bloomin' Books!

I've just gotten the very fine news that A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes will be a permanent feature in a new children's garden! 

Bookworm Gardens, on the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus, is designed to be a playful, natural space where literature comes alive -- quite literally. The 'garden' will actually consist of multiple, small landspaces -- each inspired by and dedicated to children's books, from Little House on the Prairie and The Secret Garden, to Harry the Dirty Dog and Click Clack Moo

My book will be part of the 'education pavilion', and I'm not quite sure what that means but I'm tickled pink, to be sure. 

Bookworm is set to open in 2009, and will play host to concerts, classes and countless hours of delightful unstructured play. And here's what else:

It's going to be free. They'd like children to visit often.

They want to encourage a love and understanding of plants and nature, and to nurture a life of reading and imagination.

They want to provide a place for families to reconnect. A place that is naturally wireless.

Plus, they say, "nooks and crannies (will be) plentiful".

How cool is that?