2016 Fall StoryWalk: Tap the Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson
on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the Thielke Arboretum, for the launch of our new fall StoryWalk book, Tap the
Magic Tree by Christie Matheson.
Christie Matheson is the author of many adult books, and magazine
articles, but is best known for her innovative children's books. Following the
launch on September 25th, a fall craft activity will be made available for the
This beautiful, magical book invites
children to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. See the blossoms grow, apples appear, and the
leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze. The collage and watercolor art will
appeal to children of all ages and their adults.
Tap the Magic Tree was personally
selected for the children's enjoyment by members of the Planning Team at the
Thielke Arboretum in collaboration with Sally Morgan, co-owner of The Curious
Reader, a unique, local, and independent bookstore located at 229 Rock Road,
Glen Rock. The hardcover book is
available at The Curious Reader in its entire interactive, magical format which
encourages the children to tap, clap, wiggle and jiggle the pages, no app
needed! In addition, Paul Duggan of Mail
& More, on Rock Road, supports the StoryWalk literacy endeavor through the
contribution of labor and laminating materials. Both business establishments
believe is supporting community activities and love to hear the positive
StoryWalk comments from their neighbors.
This StoryWalk will be available all fall.
Enjoy the outdoor reading experience over and over. The StoryWalk entrance is indicated by
signage at the south end of the Glen Rock pool parking lot, located next to the
Arboretum. The StoryWalk is free, but
donations are always appreciated.
The StoryWalk concept was originally
created by Anne Fergusun of Montpelier, Vt. and is currently used in 48 states
and four countries. Please check out our
other activities at www.glenrockarboretum.org or
visit us on Facebook. Membership forms
are always available on the website.
The Thielke Arboretum is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.