Northwest Arkansas is filled with amazing people.
I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Big Stuff's favorite author, Dawn Denton. His favorite book is "Oliver the Toad" followed closely by "Ruby & Rocket". Both were written by Dawn and are part of her "Guest in the Garden Series" of books for children. We just can't wait to meet Betzy!
I am horrible remembering credentials, so I am cheating! Here is Dawn's bio from Amazon.com!
Dawn Denton was born and raised on a farm in western Colorado. It was there that she first was introduced to the wonderful world of gardening. Her parents were stewards of the land, and they took the time to teach her and her siblings the value of nature.
She attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where she majored in Elementary Education. It was while she was in college that she fell in love with teaching young children.
Today, she lives in Siloam Springs with her husband Dave and owns her own garden design and consulting business, "Gardens by You and Me". She is a certified Arkansas Master Gardener and published author of two garden themed children's books: Ruby and Rocket, and Oliver the Toad. She has combined her love of nature and her love of teaching into a successful business educating others about gardening and the connection we have to nature.
Visit her website at http://www.nwarkansasgardendesign.com