Local author, Mary Jane Zakas, has just published the first in a new series of children’s books. Designed to entertain and educate, Three in a Tub recounts an adventure shared by Roberta, her cat (Kitty Kay) and dog (Gracie Jane) as they set out to pick apples.
Appendices at the back are written for children and adults to learn and share interesting facts about different elements in the story. The interesting facts appendix takes a child’s knowledge base further than if they just read a story and the second appendix STRETCH2SMART helps teach higher level thinking skills.
Apples, cats, dogs, cows, flash floods and lighting are detailed as they relate to their context in the story.
To find out more search “Stretch2Smart” on Facebook. “Three in a Tub” is available on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble.
Queensland Vineyard Bed & Breakfast congratulates Mary Jane on the launch of her thoughtful and comprehensive books.
Garland, wreaths and, of course, a Christmas tree decorate the bed & breakfast to cheer our guests. We had our first snowfall last week. Our countdown to Winter has begun.
Fish Lake Valley residents awoke to a fresh carpet of snow last Friday. By mid-day most had melted, though the mountains maintain a solid white cap.
The first day of Spring approaches. Fresh eggs, locally sourced from Keyes Farms are a favorite. Warmer temperatures and longer days will greet special guests next week when we welcome the USDA state director and the Nevada Commission on Tourism (March 23-24). A workshop for agri-tourism will be held at the Fish Lake Valley Community Center Tuesday, March 24 from 9-12.