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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?

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sooooooooooo cool! are you on a roll, or what? " willa way high" and "liz destined for greatness!" (not that you're not already super greatness)


I am so very happy for you, Liz! Way to go!!! I can't wait to see this unfold, it will be such a delight for young and old. And I am especially thrilled it will be so close to home for me. You are an inspiration to me and it gives me hope that my children's book may someday be a part of this too.
Again, CONGRATS!!!
Barb Techel


Thanks, Kelly, Kathie and Barb! I'm touched and thrilled. Look for pictures -- in about 2 years! :)

Very cool! Congratz!

Don Devas T.

I wasn't going to peek at any blogs today, but I couldn't resist. And I'm so glad. Congratulations, Liz! It must be incredibly exciting to have your book featured in such a creative, playful way. Very, very cool.

Congratulations! That is great news.

-- Jules at 7-Imp

Thanks, Jules, Vivian and Don!
It is playful and I'm psyched to see it fully realized!

Picture Book Carnival

HI Liz,

Love this post. Would you mind submitting it to the Picture Book Carnival I started at http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_1951.html?

Literacy Teacher

Re: Picture Book Carnival

Happily! Thanks for the invitation!!

Liz - SOOO thrilled to hear about this from your mom! You are awesome and to have your book be the theme for the education pavilion is so wonderful. Can't wait to take my kiddies there! xox Jen

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