Saturday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—Sue DiCicco and the Peace Crane Project are visiting Phoenix Books Rutland on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. After a story time featuring DiCicco’s picture book “Origami Peace Cranes,” attendees will be invited to fold an origami crane.
“Origami Peace Cranes” is a multicultural children’s story about the capacity for friendship in all of us and the power that small things have to make a big difference. When Emma moves to a new town, she’s afraid she’ll never make friends. She tries her hardest to make a good impression on her new classmates. Through an origami crane project, her classmates show her that they really want to get to know her. Later, when a new family moves into her neighborhood, Emma has a great idea how to make them feel welcome! Filled with fun pictures and ideas, this story addresses the anxiety that comes with new beginnings and shows kids a way to act as in diverse community. At the end of the book, instructions for making a paper crane are included so that kids can make their own cranes to share.
Writer, illustrator, sculptor and former Disney animator Sue DiCicco founded Armed With the Arts, a program dedicated to encouraging creative expression in kids. She is the creator of the Peace Crane Project — which is designed to promote the concept of peace within and between our schools, homes, communities, states, and nations — with participation from over 150 countries. She has written dozens and illustrated hundreds of books for kids.
All ages are welcome to this free event. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland. Copies of the book will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.