Meet Sandy Asher
One of my happiest childhood memories is of the many hours I spent in the children’s reading room of the Free Library at Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA, where I grew up. Way back then, I thought there could be nothing more wonderful than to write a book someone would love as much as I loved my favorites. I still think so.
And I still love to visit libraries.
I began creating plays in second grade at James G. Blaine Elementary School. That was my idea of “let’s pretend” — making up stories to be acted out, telling my friends where to stand, what to say, and when to say it. I guess they enjoyed it as much as I did, because we rehearsed a lot and performed for our class and, eventually, the entire school. My teachers were always encouraging, even those I lampooned mercilessly in my script for the senior class play, “My Fair Bear,” at Germantown High. They let me graduate anyway.
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Meet Sandy's Books
Chicken Story Time
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course! The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children, and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. Luckily, she comes up with a creative solution and manages to find little R & R for herself.