Christmas…singing to the very young and the very old

Arkansas State Capital annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. We read our Christmas book and sang Christmas carols. “The capital event is always a highlight of the season for us.”Authors and musicians Carol Dabney, Cindy Reyes and Rod Ragsdale sharing their story-telling and musical gifts with the very young and the very old…We read at schools and nursing homes all season…we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas 2015.

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Reading our storybook with Herald the mouse on my lap at the Nixon Library in Jacksonville. The kids come there after school and have dinner while we read.

Entertained at Lakewood Nursing Home in North Little Rock. One gentlemen loved the patriotic songs, he kept tip toeing his wheelchair closer and closer to me singing along.

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WE read in English and Spanish for students at E-Stem. They were studying different languages. We sang a few extra songs in Spanish as well. They had lots of great questions and were most amazing young people. Gave us a fun send off too. Thank you teacher Michelle Hanvey.

 

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Sang at Elmcroft Seniors. We sing there twice a month and getting to know the residents. Having a great deal of fun each time.

Clinton Library and Learning Center. Lots of my music students came to this event and that made me very happy. I am very blessed to teach at St Mark Day School

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Reading our stories in Byrant for a daycare. so adorable and good listeners too

Scott Plantation Festival 2015

Rod Ragsdale playing his guitar and harmonica at the Plantation Festival 2015

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Santa’s North Pole at turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro. This little cutie is a #1 Carol Dabney fan for sure. She comes to so many of my events and has all my books, and she is not even two yet… They live in the Northeast area where I came from but travel to the Good Earth Pooches and Pumpkins in central Arkansas every fall and other places I announce. I just love her!

I was honored to be the Special guest speaker at the First Baptist Women’s Cup of Christmas Joy near Scott. Thank you ladies for this opportunity. However I did miss my two side kicks: Rod and Cindy. This was a solo act. I spoke about being a writer and ¬†about my first illustration which was my Christmas book and sang a few songs. Introduced my animal parable series, which I think is so sweet and hope folks will begun to enjoy as much as they do the Christmas book

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Rod likes to break out the Magic tricks at schools. We were in England and they children were in awe.

We played in Nashville Grill and then it was time to pack it up and go have Christmas by the fireplace with the grandkids. Egg nog time and watching Its a Wonderful Life (my favorite) in our PJs. Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone… Young and old.

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It Doesn’t have to snow for all of us to know

Christmas in your heart can last the whole year round. It doesn’t have to wait till the frost is on the ground.

from Manhattan’s frosty snow to Hawaii’s ocean mist, there’s one things I know you don’t need… mistletoe to kiss…

don’t need a Christmas tree for all of us to see

Christmas is like home, with love so strong

no matter where you roam to last your whole life long.

It’s not the tinsel not the toys

not just for little girls and boys

not just for the young you see but for anyone who can BELIEVE.

Carol Dabney

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Christmas bedtime story read at schools

Authors Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes read with much laughter at schools: Don Roberts, North Heights, Brady and Bryant, Arkansas. From Private parties to the Arkansas State Capital the sisters are reading with holiday cheer about Harold a little mouse who bakes the first cookies left out for Santa on Christmas Eve. The beginning of a fun family tradition stated with a little mouse who is excited about Christmas. The book includes a cookie recipe and a Christmas song penned by Dabney “Christmas in your Heart.”

The sisters will be presenting the bedtime story book at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday December 13 at 10am, and again that same day at the Knowledge Tree Store on University Avenue at 2pm. Carol will bring her ukulele and Christmas carols will sure to bring smiles to the children.

Cindy is a retired Little Rock Spanish teacher and the book includes the Spanish as well as the English. Cindy is the mother of three and has six grand children. Carol is the music teacher at St Mark’s Day School and is the mother of five and grandmother of soon to be three grandchildren.

The storybook is available on http://www.amazon.com type in Carol Dabney or Twas the Mouse Before Christmas or just click on picture below:

http://www.amazon.com/Twas-Mouse-Before-Christmas-Tail/dp/1477608370/ref=la_B0056B1AFW_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418004268&sr=1-7

Twas the Mouse before Christmas read at Little Rocks schools

Twas the Mouse before Christmas read at Little Rocks schools

Carol Dabney reads the English

Carol Dabney reads the English

Cindy Reyes reads the Spanish

Cindy Reyes reads the Spanish

Christmas Book

http://www.amazon.com/Carol-Dabney/e/B0056B1AFW

Arkansas State Capital reading presentation annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 6, 2014

Arkansas State Capital reading presentation annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 6, 2014

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading Twas the Mouse Before Christmas in English and Spanish. Book and Mouse available at the capital gift shop  in Little Rock till Dec 17, 2014

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading Twas the Mouse Before Christmas in English and Spanish. Book and Mouse available at the capital gift shop in Little Rock till Dec 17, 2014

Santa’s North Pole Magical Adventure

Santa helping me read Twas The Mouse before Christmas at Santa's North Pole

Santa helping me read Twas The Mouse before Christmas at Santa’s North Pole

Carol Dabney reading and sings when children come to Santa’s North Pole 6155 hwy 1 South in Jonesboro Arkansas. November 28 and 29. Carol will return to sing and read again Dec 21 – Dec 23 from 1-6pm.

Christmas book display and Harold the mouse

Christmas book display and Harold the mouse

Elf sisters at Santa's North Pole  Dean Wright and Kathy Johnson

Elf sisters at Santa’s North Pole Dean Wright and Kathy Johnson

Carol signing books at the event

Carol signing books at the event

Next event will be Saturday Dec 6. Carol will be joined by sister in law Cindy Reyes and singer/guitarist Rod Ragsdale at the Arkansas State Capital Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm. The authors will read at 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8pm.

Singers/musicians  Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale to sing at Arkansas Capital in Little Rock Dec 6 at 6pm

Singers/musicians Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale to sing at Arkansas Capital in Little Rock Dec 6 at 6pm

Carol reads for children

Carol reads for children

Carol and the children

Carol and the children

Carol and Harold

Carol and Harold

children's books written by Carol Dabney. Twas The Mouse Before Christmas, The Happy Pumpkin, Patch and the Animals Used By God Series created by Everett O. Martindale. All available on  www.amazon.com

children’s books written by Carol Dabney. Twas The Mouse Before Christmas, The Happy Pumpkin, Patch and the Animals Used By God Series created by Everett O. Martindale. All available on http://www.amazon.com

Carol Dabney poster for the Arkansas State Capital program

Carol Dabney poster for the Arkansas State Capital program

Dabney Christmas book at Arkansas State Capital

Children’s author Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes who also included the Spanish translation of this Christmas story are most excited to be reading at the Arkansas State Capital in Little Rock for the Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday December 6 at 6pm. Santa will be visiting and there will be Christmas caroling along with Rod Ragsdale and his singing harmonica. What a fun event that has been added to the annual festivities. The books will be available if anyone would like it autographed by the authors. There is a cookie recipe and Christmas song you will enjoy as a family.

Christmas story book for children Twas The Mouse Before

Christmas story book for children
Twas The Mouse Before Christmas

Twas The Mouse before Christmas is a children’s story book illustrated by the author Carol Dabney. Also has the Spanish translation by Cindy Reyes. If you are not in the area and want to take a look at the book. click on picture below or go to http://www.amazon.com and type in Carol Dabney. Thank you for your support.

http://www.amazon.com/Twas-Mouse-Before-Christmas-Tail/dp/1477608370/ref=la_B0056B1AFW_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415968390&sr=1-17

http://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Before-Christmas-Carol-Dabney-ebook/dp/B00L18BP1S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1415968802&sr=8-4&keywords=Twas+The+Mouse+Before+Christmas

Story Time for young children
Dec 6 Arkansas State Capital. 6pm Christmas Tree Lighting, readings at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00pm
Dec 13 Hilary Clinton Children’s Library 10am to 10:45am
Dec 13 The Knowledge Tree Store 2pm- 2:45pm