'This Thing Called Kindergarten' book signing planned Saturday


Dolly Venables will be hosting a book signing for her new children’s book, “This Thing Called Kindergarten,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Huron Public Library.

Venables wrote the book almost 20 years ago when she was working at Washington School, first with the kindergarten class with teacher Diane Swisher, and later in the school library.

Her book, about a little girl named Annie who is afraid to go to kindergarten,  is dedicated to Swisher.

“My hook line, so to speak, is that Annie discovers change can be a good thing if you’re willing to take chances and embrace opportunities,” Venables said.

“This book is for kindergarten through fifth grade,” she added. “Whether you’re young or older, doing something for the first time can be frightening, not knowing what to expect. That’s when we rely on those around us, friends, family, loved ones and teachers.”

The book is illustrated by Stephen Riggins, and published by Landon Hail Press.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase Saturday at the library. Paperback copies are $14.95, and hardcover books are $22.95.

For more information check out her website, www.dollyvenables.com.

“My hope for this is that each and every little person starting kindergarten will know how smart, strong and capable of success they are,” Venables said. “I’m very excited.