Cynthia Platt Reading & Signing GROW













Join us for a Saturday afternoon story and some coloring to get us geared up for spring! 

Can one little girl transform a neighborhood? When she sees an abandoned city lot, she has a tiny seed of an idea that the space could turn into something truly beautiful. Her idea may start small, but it soon grows to encompass the entire neighborhood as everyone works together to nurture the fledgling garden. GROW is about teamwork, dreaming big, and the power of one person to make big changes in the world around her.

With a spare text by Cynthia Platt and pastel illustrations by Olivia Holden, this picture book traces the transformation of one little girl’s neighborhood, and the importance of following your dreams.

Cynthia Platt is the author of three picture books—A Little Bit of Love; Panda-Monium; and GROW (March 2018)—as well as numerous Curious George books. In spring 2019, her first chapter book, Parker Bell: The Science of Friendship will be published. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, with a special focus on writing for young people.

But she doesn’t just write children’s books, she edits them—and has more than twenty years experience working in children’s publishing at houses such as Little, Brown & Company, Candlewick Press, and most recently, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Currently, she writes picture book stories for learning apps through an educational nonprofit, as well as runs Cynthia Platt Editorial, her own full-service children’s book editing company.

She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. For more information on Cynthia and her work, click HERE.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Spirit of '76 Bookstore
107 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Grow Cover Image
By Cynthia Platt, Olivia Holden (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681522395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amicus Ink - March 13th, 2018

Can one little girl transform a neighborhood? With a seed of an idea and helping hands from neighbors, a girl's dream to clean up an abandoned city lot grows into something much larger. Cynthia Platt's light prose is brought to life by artist Olivia Holden's beautiful pastels in this inspiring story of hope and community.