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National Book Lover’s Day

August 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all bookworms, young and old! Discover a day filled with literary adventures that will transport you to captivating stories and ignite your love for reading.  

Immerse yourself in a world of wonder and imagination as Pretend City invites you to join us for a magical celebration of National Book Lover’s Day! 

Art (all day):   

Exploration Watercolor butterflies 

Exploration Clay Caterpillars 

Sensory table: Water Play! 

Purpose: Fine motor skills with pipettes, learning about primary and secondary colors.  Exploring different mediums and textures.   

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

Embark on a literary journey as our passionate storytellers bring “The Very Loving Caterpillar” by Sean Browne to life. Gather around as they enchant you with this heartwarming tale filled with valuable lessons and colorful characters. Get ready to be inspired and captivated by the magic of storytelling! 


Math/Science Session (following Story Time):. Discover the wonders of caterpillars, their movements, and their life cycle. Engage in hands-on activities that will ignite your curiosity and deepen your understanding of these incredible creatures. 

Touch & Feel Real Caterpillars: Experience the wonder of nature up close! Come and touch real caterpillars with your bare hands. Learn about their unique textures, movements, and sensory aspects. This interactive experience will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the natural world and its incredible diversity. 

  About the play partner: Sean had no idea he would be a children’s book writer-or so did he? It was after a suggestion from the editor, and thinking that he wanted to do a film about caterpillars and butterflies- since there doesn’t see to be any- that he decided to write his first book. His books educate and inspire children and families while fulfilling his mission of opening the consciousness of humanity through entertainment and science.   

Instagram: http://instagram.com/theverylovingcaterpillar 


August 9, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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