November 2010

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I went to throw some trash into our trash barrel the other day and had quite the surprise.  A raccoon decided to taken a nap along with our garbage.  He didn’t seem to mind me taking a few pictures before I turned the entire barrel over, allowing him to toddle off into the night.  I have heard how dangerous these animals can be - so I was very careful - but luckily I had a friendly raccoon visiting me.

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upcoming shows

I have updated the Upcoming Shows - and will have January and February up by next week!  Hope everyone has their Turkeys ready for the big day!

Sorry to everyone - my Upcoming Shows page had a typo for tomorrow show time.  Originally I posted 2:00pm - but it was a mix up - tomorrow I will be telling stories at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy at 10:00 am - hope this didn’t mix up too many of you out there and I look forward to seeing you all at the show!


As the Trick-or-Treaters came and went last night there was one who was very memorable.  He came up to the door dressed as Iron Man, like MANY children were this year, and he stopped about two steps in front of my door.  I opened and said “Hi”.  He turned to his mother and said “Mom!  He’s dressed as Big Ryan!”

I’ve got to admit, that WOULD be a great costume! 

Title: Paper Parade
Author: Sarah Weeks
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

This beautifully book is a whole lot of fun showcasing some amazing art made by paper.  It also contains a sweet story about a sister and a very young brother - as we all know, little sisters and brothers can be destructive - they don’t mean to be, but it’s just how it is.  It’s also heartbreaking to the older sibling when their stuff does get ruined!  But this warm and fuzzy book shows an older sister playing and even forgiving her little brother for ripping up her paper parade.  Just a quick end note: Sarah Weeks website is a pleasure to visit - make sure to click her name at the top to see it!