Inspired by Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins series and the "square white house" that he lived in, we're creating a book house which will be decorated with images that the class will cull from the Henry Huggins stories and then illustrate with paper cuts after a lesson from a local artist. The paper cuts will in turn be used as stencils to decorate the bookcase.

Built from birch plywood that is FSC certified and formaldehyde free, the shelf will be decorated using eco-friendly paints and finish. Since this is a piece of children's furniture we thought it was best not to used scrap materials with unknown origins. This heirloom quality bookcase was built by local contractor and carpenter, Joel Elsom, the uncle of a Beverly Cleary Hollyrood student.

Local publisher, Top Shelf Comix, has donated a stack of kids books to help fill the shelves. A kids library consultation by Chloe Eudaly is included. and a $30 gift certificate to Reading Frenzy for the lucky winner.

Parent Contact:
Chloe Eudaly

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