Kona Stories and Cowboy Up!

August 18, 2013

Nancy Bo Flood Cowboy UpI am in Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) at my mom’s and last week enjoyed a delightful morning of “kids and books” sponsored by the local bookstore: Kona Stories. A posse of AAUW volunteers had an amazing variety of activities for children – we read together and then lassoed “folding chair bulls,” threw plastic horseshoes, made sparkly sheriff badges, rode bucking broncos made from the long “swimming noodles,” and then gathered around the campfire for more poems while chowing down hot dogs, beans and s’mores.

A good time was had by all. Thank you AAUW (American Association of University Women) and Kona Stories for making this wrangler event full of cowboy and cowgirl fun. Keep our children reading and riding!

Kona Stories is an independent bookstore located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Established in 2006 by Brenda Eng and Joy Vogelgesang – check out their website to read about their many book events: konastories.com

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...