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Children’s Book Launch Celebration – Storytime, Illustration Talk, and Garden Activities

March 11, 2023, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Celebrate spring & the launch of the new children’s book: My Love for You Is Like a Garden by local children’s book author-illustrator Laura Smetana at Frugal Muse Books in Darien! The event will kick-off with a book reading & behind-the-scenes look at how Laura created the vibrant, cut-paper watercolor collages for the book (and the impact the June 2021 Father’s Day tornado in had on its creation), followed by an in-store nature scavenger hunt, garden-related activities, book signing, and more! Free & fun for the whole family—and everyone will get seeds to take home to start their very own flower garden!

Activities Include:
– Book Reading of My Love for You Is Like a Garden by Laura Smetana
– Behind-the-Scenes Illustration Talk
– In-Store Nature Scavenger Hunt
– Activity Sheets & Card-Making
– Books Available for Signing
– Take-home seeds & peat pots to start your own flower garden! (while supplies last)

About the Book:
With bright, watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates unconditional love with vibrant garden scenes that will delight fans of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Perfect for baby showers, bedtime read-alouds, or anyone you love! Children will delight in finding ladybugs hidden throughout, and a glossary provides the names of each plant and animal featured. A beautiful book to share with a child, parent, or anyone who means the world to you! Learn more at www.laurasmetana.com.


March 11, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Frugal Muse Books
7511 Lemont Road
Lemont, IL 60561 United States
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