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International Friendship Weekend

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 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.

Exploration No. 1> Draw on Glass!

Exploration No. 2> Friendship bracelets!

Exploration No. 3 (Sensory Table)> Work together!

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 29
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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