Joan Walsh and I represented the Cape Cod Childrens Writers Group at the Falmouth Arts Alive Festival. What a day! Eight Cousins was on hand to help with “Cape Cod Memory Makers Explore the Town of Falmouth”. It was a beautiful day. Joan and I were treated to a play by Treasure Time Storybook Theater. Lee Drescher and her wonderful kids interpret picture books into play form; it was delightful.
While the play was going on and throughout our time there, Joan’s book was the big draw at our table, with parents looking at the art work by Anne Sessions Barber (see some of her other work at the Falmouth Artists Guild) and talking with Joan.
After the play, Joan presented her book and introduced “Tyler and the Spider”. The kids gathered up front while I read the story, ending with a sounding rendition of “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. I followed that with “Grandma, Tell me If You Can”. The kids then had a choice to make a construction paper spider or paint a seashell. Some parents even jumped in to create their own masterpieces.
Kids and parents alike continued to swing by even after our time was done, checking out our books and being creative! It was a fun day for all, putting a smile on everyone’s face. Even a spider’s!