Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beach Tail recognized again!

A Beach Tail has been selected for the 2011 Texas 2x2 list!

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Welcome! The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. You can help with our statewide promotion of the reading list by introducing it in the following locations: • Public libraries • School libraries • Primary care facilities • Day care centers • Early childhood centers • Hospitals • Women, Infant and Children (WIC) sites • Health Department Clinics • Head Start locations.

The master list books, all recommended by one or more reviewing sources, should be evaluated in terms of each library’s selection policy. It is not mandatory that a school or public library purchase all titles listed.

Williams, Karen Lynn. A Beach Tail. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Boyds Mills Press.

ISBN-13: 978-1-59-078712-0. $17.95. Ages 4-8. When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail – and a trail to follow back.

AND if you want to see what Aidan who is 7 has to say about this adventure in a book check out:http://www.patzietlowmiller.com

And check it out! Gregory and his lion's tail go on TV in connecticut!


Going stir crazy in the snow? Find the perfect drawing stick and make your own animal in the snow or practice writing your name. Pretend you are at the beach! Bring a blanket. Have a snow picnic.

A beach tail is my most recent book(Although Beatrice's Dream will be out this month) So while you wait for Beatrice, check out my first book, Galimoto published in 1990. Still going strong in paper back. But if you want a hardcover copy signed by the author, I have five hundred copies sitting in my attic. I am hoping they do not fall through the ceiling!

See where Galimotos can take you! Watch this video. Not such a stretch from wire toys to giant animals made of PCV pipe that roam the beaches of Holland. What a Beach Tail this is! I love the possibilities and the connections! Watch this video, read Galimoto and see what you can build.


And that termite mound that Kondi visits when he is looking for wire? In When AFrica Was Home, Peter uses these giant structures like a gym set. See how clever those insects are.


Still stir crazy with snow? Build a termite mound out of snow. Climb up it. Slide down it. Live inside it. Think termite mound to igloo.

PS. Still winter crazy? Forget about that Ground hog and celebrate the year of the Rabbit! Happy Chinese New Year. Make a cupcake to celebrate. See what we had for dessert when a neighbor had a Chinese New year Party this week.

Try this or build a snow rabbit. OR draw one in the snow.

I am on my way to Taiwan where my grandson Ethan is celebrating the New Year now. Can't wait. I will read him all my books even though he is only 6 months old.

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