Three very special guests visited Mrs. Clifford’s kindergarten class at Floris Elementary School; Watt Hamlett, Jill Vinson and Robert E. Squirrel, you can call him Bob. Kat Clifford, who was raised in Reston, Virginia, was one of the first to buy Watt and Jill’s first children’s book, Reston A to Z. Watt and Jill shared their story and the process behind creating the charming images while entertaining all twenty two questions and connections from these inquisitive kindergarteners.
“Reston A to Z takes young readers on a tour of America’s first modern planned community. Your tour guide is Robert E. “Bob” Squirrel, a delightful character who perhaps bears more than a passing resemblance to Reston’s beloved founder Robert E. Simon. Told in whimsical rhyming verse, each stop on this alphabetical journey features Bob interacting with photos of the places, activities, and nature that make Reston a treasure to kids of all ages.” – restonatoz.com
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
– Phillip Pullman
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