Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Local Author Mary Keith Inspired Little Authors at Storytime Last Week

Last week at Storytime the children met local children's book author, Mary Keith. Mary's debut children's book, "Little Sister and the Gink-A-What," is a true story about Little Sister (Mary) and the GINKABOODLE. The Ginkaboodle is an animal that lived in her brother, Jimmie's, imagination. The book illustrates the wonderful creations and ideas that come from within a child's mind.

The cover is a reproduction of the original drawing of the GINKABOODLE, done when the author's brother, Jimmie, was about 10.

After listening to Mary's wonderful and inspiring story, the children began working to create their own Ginkaboodle and a story to go along with it. They had a great time sharing their artwork and stories with us. It was a lot of fun watching the kids create exciting and very unique characters for their stories. Who knows one of the children could become a famous author one day! 

Here's a look at some of the books created this week.

Join us next Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 for another exciting story and activity.