by Lola Olvera, Communications Intern
Who wouldn’t want to create their own little world? In Doris Burn’s heartwarming picture book “Andrew Henry’s Meadow,” a lonely but inventive little boy does just that, building makeshift homes for himself and his friends, exactly the way they like it.
Hear the rest of the story at our next Reading in the Redwoods event on Sunday, February 12 from 1:30PM-3:00PM, where naturalist Valerie Bain will lead a group hike through the trails and read aloud among our beautiful redwood trees. Afterward, families can work together to create a special village of their own, with natural materials from the Nature Center.
As children’s writer Katherine Paterson once said, “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations – – something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”
With “Andrew Henry’s Meadow”, children and families alike can remember the value of resourcefulness, uniqueness and community bonding.
Children and adults of all ages are welcome. Parents, please remain with your children at all times! Tickets for each child are $10 and $5 for children of ENC Members. Adult admission is free. Please pre-pay and RSVP at encenter.org/blog/events.