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Children's Events

John Green in Conversation with Christen Mattix, Whimsy Park: Poems for the Whole Family

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 2:00pm

Village Books is pleased to welcome two Bellingham authors/illustrator to the Virtual Readings Gallery for this family-friendly event!


Whimsy Park: Poems for the Whole Family  features 40 poems illustrated in watercolor so that adults and children equally can enjoy their walks through Whimsy Park. The poems contain deep and thoughtful concepts while also putting a smile on your face. You might have a Munchkin jump into your sock or share donuts and chai with a pinecone!

Papa Green Bean is the pen name of John S Green. As an early childhood development and education advocate for first time parents, John believes in respectful and thoughtful parenting foremost, but also understands the huge benefits of playfulness and humor. He maintains a blog and Facebook page under the name Papa Green Bean. Although a widely published poet, this is John’s first book of children’s poetry.

About the Illustrator Christen Mattix makes whimsical watercolor illustrations inspired by her adventurous childhood and her deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Mattix has exhibited her artwork throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally. Her work has been included in numerous publications including City Art Magazine, Bellingham Herald, and Cascadia Weekly and she is the author of Skein

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