Yesterday I visited the famous children's bookstore The Blue Bunny Books and Toys in Dedham, Massachusetts for a Teddy Bear Storytime Party. The Blue Bunny is owned by Peter Reynolds, bestselling author-illustrator of THE DOT and illustrator of the Judy Moody series. His charming shop is every bit as magical as you might have heard.
I had the pleasure of reading and dancing along with author and friend Anika Denise, who also wrote a story about bears. I read my picture book, The Coziest Place, and Anika read her adorable new book, Baking Day at Grandma's. Children brought their own bears, made a teddy bear craft, and snacked on teddy treats.
Here are some photos of our big day. Thank you, Margie and Cheryl, for being such warm and welcoming hosts!
|You can't miss the big blue bunny outside the shop!|
|Reading books about bears is serious business.|
|Anika's teddy, Eddy, and my forlorn bear, Bear.|
|Pretending it's a cold, winter day and reading THE COZIEST PLACE, illustrated by Jon Davis.|
|Marching to Grandma's house. (From the BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S song.)|
|Dance party with the littles!|
|Hey, look! It's the dot from THE DOT by Peter Reynolds! "Make your mark."|
|Thank you, The Blue Bunny, for a beary fun time! (Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)|