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International Friendship Weekend

July 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - July 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for the upcoming Pretend City International Friendship Weekend and meet Gwen Poindexter, the author of the heartwarming children’s book “Zoe the Short-Necked Giraffe” and its sequel, “Rosie the Rhino.” Gwen’s books are all about spreading the message of love and the importance of friendship among children.

Art Studio

  • Exploration No. 1> Draw on Glass!
  • Exploration No. 2> Friendship bracelets!
  • Exploration No. 3 (Sensory Table)> Work together!

July 27 Story Time (TIMES: 11 am & 2:30 pm): Ruby the Rainbow Witch by: Kim Ann 

About the play partner: Kim Ann is a 10x bestselling and award-winning author whose fun, imaginative books help young readers develop a love of reading.  She has published more than 20 children’s books, including Ninja School Rules and Ten Little Sandpipers, as well as the popular  

Ruby the Rainbow Witch®, Goldy the Puppy®, and the Go On Vacation book series. She has sold more than 85k books globally. 


July 29th Story Time (TIMES: 11 am & 2:30 pm): 

Zoe the Short-Necked Giraffe  

Rosie the Rhino and the Great Escape 

About the play partner: Gwendolyn ( “Gwen”) Poindexter is a retired attorney who lives with her husband in a hillside community in Los Angeles, California.  Gwen was inspired to write her first children’s book , Zoe the Short-Necked Giraffe, by the stories she and her husband would tell their two (then) young sons at dinnertime.  After friends and family inquired of her about what she would write next, Gwen decided to write a second story, centered around Rosie the rhino from the Zoe book, to continue sharing the theme of love and the value of friendship. Learn more about Gwen by visiting her website. https://zoebooks.me/


July 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am
July 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


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