Dallas-based author Brenda West Cockerell will sign copies of her book In Grandma’s Garden at one of Dallas’ favorite toy stores, The Toy Maven, Saturday, October 1, 2016. In Grandma’s Garden is inspired by childhood memories of blissful days spent among the flowers in a grandmother’s garden. Written in rhyming couplets with beautiful illustrations by Linda Ólafsdóttir, the book captures the creative imagination of a child and the contentment, peace and safety of being alone in a vibrant garden. This event is open to the public, and children of all ages are welcome.
The book serves as a tribute to former educator Holly Horton who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of In Grandma’s Garden will benefit breast cancer research, support initiatives for women and children, and educational scholarships through The Beacon Family Foundation, in hopes of providing resources and support to those with family members fighting breast cancer.