Sunday Post: Urban Design and 4th of July Reflections

Jake, over at Time after Time, has a Sunday Post Challenge…the theme this past week was Urban Design.

Sunday Post: Urban Design

As I looked at the pictures my daughter sent me from their New England 4th of July celebration, I thought about how our country started out as just a couple of small settlements.

 Sunday Post: Urban Design

Photo courtesy of http://www.catawbariverkeeper.org

A child starts out small and, with the love and care a parent gives, grows to be a strong adult.

This country also started out small…and with the love and care given it by the Founding Fathers (and Mothers), it has grown to be a strong nation. But…  Continue reading

Make a Paper Plate Spider: Gracie and Josh Review

Today is Friday – I have another children’s book to review to add to the  Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. If you go to Susanna’s blog today, you will not find a picture book review because there is a 4th of July Holiday Mystery Writing Contest going on. There are two dozen fabulous stories linked up there…I hope you will visit and read them and return to vote for your favorite!

My picture book pick today is another treasure (just shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award) by gifted author and anti-bullying advocate Susanne Gervay. I met her in Singapore at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. When she heard I had not gotten a copy yet, she graciously and generously sent me one…with the adorable little Gracie doll…all the way from Australia!

Book Review and Activity: Gracie and Josh

Gracie and Josh Continue reading