Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mr. Rogers and I

I have been writing books for about 15 years and had all kinds of reviews (good, bad and everything in between). But never before has anyone compared me to Mr. Rogers. I take this as a total compliment! (My sweaters are almost as stylish as his.) All those years I watched him speak to my children — and many other children, of course — I admired his quiet, gentle way.

A big thank you to Jennifer of 5 Minutes for Books for thinking I was even a tiny bit like him!

If you'd like to read her review, go here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Science — Spring Break!

I was in several Fraser Valley schools last week (in Mission, BC) and was delighted to see how engaged and interested the students were in life sciences — perfect for spring! Some of the students were happily planting seed potatoes for a school garden and others had just returned from releasing salmon fry (babies) into a local stream. The children were full of great information they were keen to share during my presentations there.

What a lovely week! Thank you to the students and staff at Windebank, West Heights and Cherry Hill Schools.

The birds are chirping, the cherry trees are in pink blossom and the sun is shining. What could be better?

Have a fun and well-deserved Spring Break!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hello again, Mission!

I'm back in Mission schools this week and looking forward to meeting the students and teachers at West Heights, Cherry Hill and Windebank. See you all soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Three Cheers for Vancouver!

When I checked my Google alerts today, I was thrilled to find a delightful review of my most recent book, Watch Me Grow! A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City, created in collaboration with talented photographer, Brian Harris. (It features the wonderful urban gardens we have in Vancouver.)

For your reading pleasure, please see the review here.

People will be flocking to our city. :-)