Monday, May 26, 2014

Three Little Gnomes & Orion had a Terrific Book Birthday!!

Giveaway fun!
Gnome riding a cart won by Keira F.
Ladybug bucket filled with garden
tools and supplies for kids
won by Diane V.
Book Launch Birthday Party for 
"Three Little Gnomes 
and a Boy Named Orion" 
Written by Rhonda Paglia "Grammy Pags"
Illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim
Happy Book Birthday "Little Gnomes!"
What kind of cake do these garden gnomes love?
Chocolate and vanilla almond!  Yummy!
[L-R] The "real" Orion signing books with
Librarian, Mrs. Langdon, and Grammy Pags 

Signing books at Cottage Gardens - what a beautiful spring day for the book launch and birthday party.  It was an honor to have Mercer Elementary School Librarian, Mrs. Janice Langdon, attend the book signing event this past Saturday. She is pictured here with the "real" Orion, age 6, and his grandmother and author, Rhonda Paglia.  

In 2009, Orion inspired the original version of this story that is about three little garden gnomes who don't have names. 

Grandma Joanne with her granddaugther,
Sophia, reading "Three Little Gnomes and a
Boy Named Orion."  Joanne was a winner of
the "Name the Gnome" Contest.

Rhonda Paglia is a children's author, a retired elementary teacher, and a "not so retired" grandmother from Pennsylvania.  "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion" is her newest children's book.  Reading level, grades 2 & 3, interest level - ages 2+  

"Grammy Pags" as she is called, is also the author of 3 other published children's stories:  "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission" dedicated to the children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School; "Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue" and "Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue, Coloring and Activity Book."  Doonsey is a little ocean crab that loves to explore.

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