Tuesday, July 5, 2016

August Meet the Author - Patty Raymond

Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday – August 13th       1-3 PM
“It’s Too Windy”
Discussion and reception with author, Patty York Raymond

It’s Too Windy! is about family and how establishing long  lasting traditions leads to developing close family ties that last a lifetime. This enchanting book is about Jessica and David, a young sister and brother, who come to town every chance they have in order to visit with their grandparents and to play with their cousins.

One thing they like to do when they visit their grandparents is go swimming in their backyard pool. “Hooray! Yeah!  Yippee! Yahoo!” they exclaim as they run out of the house in anticipation of getting into the pool. However, their grandmother has other plans for them. She redirects their play and cites unsatisfactory weather conditions as the reason for not letting them get in the pool. It doesn’t take the reader long to determine that the grandmother has an ulterior motive for not letting her grandchildren get in the pool-- but what is it?

The reader will enjoy the repetitive text, rhyming words and the rare and unusual vocabulary words throughout the story. There are numerous opportunities for the children to infer as well as to predict how long the grandchildren will have to wait in order to get into the pool or even if they are able to get in the pool.

Patty York Raymond earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and her Administration and Supervision from Texas A&M International University.  Patty has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, teacher and administrator. She and her family reside in McAllen, Texas where she is an independent education consultant as well as owner/director of Abrazo Case Management Services for Children and Pregnant Women.

It’s Too Windy! is Patty’s first book, and it has recently been honored with the International Latino Book Award for 2016. Her next book, The ABCs to Ranching, is about a mischievous little boy who goes to the ranch to help his father with the chores. With one mishap after another, he gains an appreciation for nature and develops a strong connection with his father and their heritage. The ABCs to Ranching will be in bookstores late 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057

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