Join us in the month of March to celebrate the release of Dancing Skunk Media’s first Children’s Book; “Skunk Zoo”. Skunk Zoo is a family’s trip to the imaginary Skunk Zoo where they see amazing skunks that are not only cute, and smell, but play instruments, dance ballet and more. Told in rhyme and illustrated with bright cut paper characters and text, this is a fun story to read and hear.
To celebrate the release of “Skunk Zoo”, the Barrington Library will be hosting Skunk Zoo Month. The Month of March you will find:
The original art from the book, will be hanging on the walls of the library, for your enjoyment.
The Authors, Christopher and Eowyn, will join Miss Wendy for her story time March 10, where they will read “Skunk Zoo” and then join in on the Skunk Craft.
A Coloring Contest, with the grand prize of an autographed copy of “Skunk Zoo”, to be announced at the Skunk Zoo Party,.
“Skunk Zoo” will be available for purchase at the BPL with a percent of the price going right back to the Library.
Join us at the Skunk Zoo Party,, March 26, starting at 11:00am. Christopher and Eowyn will be reading their book, followed by fun games and activities. Stella, a live skunk from the Granite State Zoo will stop in for a visit, with a friend from the zoo, who will share some information about skunks and answer your skunk questions.
To enter the coloring contest, just stop by Barrington Public Library and pick up a Skunk Zoo Coloring page, or print one, at home, from DancingSkunkMedia.com. Once you have the picture just the way you want, and your name and phone number are on the back, drop it off before the end of the Library Day on March 25, in the special Coloring Contest Box at the Library. Pictures will be hung throughout the month, on the wall of the Library. Winners will be chosen by the Authors and Dancing Skunk Media personnel, and announced at the Skunk Zoo Party on March 26.
For more information,
Search for Dancing Skunk Media and Barrington Public Library on Face Book.
You could also just pop in at the Library, and check things out. We promise you will not get sprayed!
From “About The Authors”
We live in a wonderful part of rural New Hampshire. Last year, when Eowyn was 3, we went for a walk. Eowyn was next to me and her little sister was in her Mei Tai on my back. I told Eowyn that we should go to a zoo some day to see the animals. Eowyn said “I want to go to the Skunk Zoo”. Starting with “What’s that?”, and being shamed by the answer, “A zoo with skunks”, I asked her questions all the way home. While her sister napped and Eowyn enjoyed her daily quiet time, I wrote up the first draft of this book, based on the answers to all my questions. Later, I read it to her and fixed the parts where she saw literary weakness. As the book continued to develop, Eowyn continued to explain how it could be better. “No Daddy, it’s not supposed to be a rock band”. “It’s been a rock band for months now, and the pictures are almost done”. “Daddy, it’s supposed to be a Skunk Ballerina.” “Could I just add a Skunk Ballerina?” Every one of her creative improvements was incorporated, and all art was approved by her.