June's Author of the Month is Chris Van Dusen

June's Author of the Month is Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen is June's Author of the Month.

Chris is a best-selling author and illustrator of numerous books including Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, The Circus Ship, Big Truck Little Island, and his "If I built" series. He favors a whimsical illustration style with a retro flair that appeals to both children and grown-ups. A Maine native, Chris lives in a beautiful little town on the coast with his wife and yellow lab named Opal.

If I built a Car is June's StoryWalk®. It focuses on the imaginative and innovative mind of a little boy who designs his ultimate dream car!

Stop by the museum anytime in June and explore the StoryWalk® in our very own Literacy Treehouse ~


*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

The Storywalk® at KidsPlay Children’s Museum was made possible with the support of the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation.



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Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

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Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.