In celebration of Read Across America month, we are partnering with Reach Out and Read for a book drive and author event with Tish Rabe. We'll also have a special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog! Join us in supporting Reach Out and Read in conjunction with Read Across America by donating new board books to children in need. The Reach Out and Read program serves children from birth to age 5 years, many of whom come from disadvantaged families living in poverty. Collected books will be donated to local Reach Out and Read Massachusetts programs.
Tish Rabe will give a presentation about how she became a children's book author and how she writes her books, read from her books and sing songs she wrote for Sesame Street and Disney. At the end of each presentation she leaves plenty of time for questions and leads the kids in singing her Reading and Writing Song.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tish Rabe has written over 160 children’s books for Sesame Street, Disney, Blue’s Clues, Curious George, Huff and Puff and many others. In 1996- five years after the death of Dr. Seuss- she was selected by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to create The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, a new line of rhyming science books for early readers. In 2014 she became an Advisory board member of Reach Out and Read CT, a non-profit organization that gives free books to children from low-income families. She created her own book Love You, Hug You, Read to You! to encourage caregivers to read to their children that includes interactive questions which helps children learn to read faster than if they just sit and listen to the story. She also created a bilingual Spanish/English version of the book, !Te amo, te abrazo, leo contigo!