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Family Book Festival is a project to help chase away the doldrums of winter by jumping into the favorite books of our author, illustrator, blogger friends.
It’s our hope that, not only will we provide reading families with amazing new booklists and activities, but also give the parents a chance to experience a blissful walk down memory lane as they share favorite books from their childhood.
As our Family Book Festival winds down, I feel we saving some of our “best for last.” And one of those “bests” is dear friend Marilyn Scott Waters, also known as The Toymaker. Marilyn and I met at a creative conference, and believe-it-or-not, we met because of my moleskin! I was sitting alone when this lovely lady marched over to me and said , “Hi, I’m Marilyn. I love your moleskin!” The funny twist to this tale is the fact that I responded, “I know who you are! I’ve buying buying your toys for years!”
A true friendship was born 🙂
Marilyn, tell us about your childhood and what books were your favorites.
Create your own Horse adventure! What better way to stimulate young minds than with some pretend play. Marilyn has some wonderful downloadable paper toys on The Toymaker. Here’s a few of her suggestions to create your own stable of pretty ponies:
– George Eliot