‘DOG LOVES COUNTING’
BY LOUISE YATES
Best-selling author Louise Yates and her beloved character Dog are back in the follow-up to the “New York Times” best-seller “Dog Loves Books” and “Dog Loves Drawing.” With the first two Dog books, Louise Yates used spare text and adorable illustrations to gently teach early childhood concepts.
In “Dog Loves Counting,” Dog embarks on an all-new learning adventure — counting!
Dog can’t go to sleep. He loves books so much that he just can’t stop reading. Dog tries counting sheep, but it’s not working — perhaps there are some other creatures he can count?
Soon Dog is off on an adventure, finding friends and numbers in unexpected places. Meet Dog and let him show you why he loves counting!
With minimal words and attractive pictures, “Dog Loves Counting” provides parents with the perfect way to introduce young children to numbers. “Dog Loves Counting’s” cache of charming characters coupled with a darling story will truly captivate both parents and children alike.
BY GINA LINKO
New Orleans is well-known for being a city of mystery and magic. In Gina Linko’s new novel “Indigo,” this mystical city is now home to Corrine Harlowe.
Corrine has a sixth sense, but she doesn’t know it yet. It takes a series of extraordinary events and one especially brazen boy to make Corrine begin to realize the power she possesses.
While walking along the water when a sudden storm breaks out, Corrine tries to rescue her younger sister Sophie after a painful fall on slippery rocks. But instead of saving Sophie, Corrine’s touch seems to electrocute her sister. Corrine’s vision is blinded by the color indigo, and in that instant, everything changes.
She is convinced she has killed her sister.
To restart their lives, Corrine’s family moves to New Orleans. Though Corrine does her best to separate herself from her family and classmates, strange things continue to happen around her in this haunting city.
She realizes that her power cannot be ignored, particularly when Rennick, a local boy with an unexpected gift, suggests another possibility: Corrine might have “the touch,” an ability to heal those around her.
However, knowing what happened to her sister, Corrine must decide whether or not her touch heals or harms.
“Indigo” is a novel that uses the sounds and flavors of New Orleans as its distinctive, and often eerie, backdrop. Corrine’s experiences — with grief, love, and the seemingly miraculous — will challenge readers to believe in the unexplainable.
Ages 14 up.
‘EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK’
BY DIANE MULDROW
Little Golden Books have been a staple in children’s home libraries around the world since 1942 when the line launched. With “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book,” Little Golden Book enthusiasts can reminisce about their childhood favorites, and perhaps even rediscover classics to share with their own children and grandchildren.
Full of charming advice paired with iconic Golden Book art, this little book makes the ideal gift for nostalgic Little Golden Book fans. Offering whimsical advice such as “Be a hugger” and “Remember to stop and smell the strawberries” and featuring beloved art from the likes of Richard Scarry and Mary Blair, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book” will be a welcome walk down memory lane for Little Golden Book enthusiasts of all ages.
Author Diane Muldrow is the editorial director of Golden Books, and is the penultimate expert on all things Little Golden Books. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book” is the nostalgic culmination of her years of experience enjoying and working with these cherished books.
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Santa Fe High presents Pirates of Penzance
The “Pirates of Penzance” is one of the most popular light operas of all times. It is filled with humorous musical numbers, lots of action, some spoken dialogue to further the plot, a happy ending and a good-natured lampooning of traditional Italian opera.
‘Dog Whisperer’ helps dogs on new ‘Cesar 911’ show
Best known as the “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog trainer who came to the United States from Mexico as an illegal immigrant and became a celebrity training dogs for the rich and famous. He is the author of several best-selling books, including “Cesar’s Way,” “Be the Pack Leader” and “How to Raise the Perfect Dog.” He also founded the Dog Psychology Center in California. The Millan Foundation rescues and supports abused and abandoned dogs.
Armstrong foundation extends biblical-based exhibit to Oct.
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation recently announced the extension of its popular free archaeology exhibit, “Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered” through October at Armstrong Auditorium.
Independent film festival planned for August
For the first time, an independent film festival will open in Enid. This summer, local organizers have plans for the Films Like Yours, or FLY Film Festival.
VIDEO: New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast unveiled
The highly anticipated cast of the new season of ABC's hit reality show was revealed Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
Mitchell returns to Armstrong Auditorium
Tony Award winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to the Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with select songs from his new album “Simply Broadway.”
UCO features voices in production of musical ‘side show’
The University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theatre Division will present the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in Mitchell Hall Theater, located on campus.
University of Central Oklahoma to host internationally-renowned composer
The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will feature internationally-recognized composer David Maslanka as its guest artist in a series of workshops and performances March 10-13.
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