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Tiny the Tree Frog has been brought to life with a reading trail through three of Hamilton's parks.

The best selling children's book by Bermudian author Elizabeth Mulderig has been made into laminated poster-size pages.

The idea is that children will “walk and read” their way around Par-la-Ville Park, Victoria Park and the grounds of City Hall to follow the adventures of Tiny.

Mrs Mulderig said: “I've always want to make reading fun and now I'm helping to make both reading and exercise fun.

“This is a wonderful way for children to tour the parks.”

The 22 poster-size pages, which include words and illustrations, were unveiled by Mrs Mulderig and Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling.

The inspiration for the reading project came from a pediatrician who launched a similar scheme to tackle obesity and diabetes in children in Maine.

The pages will be in place for at least a few weeks as a joint initiative by the Corporation of Hamilton, Department of Education and Ross ‘Blackie' Talbot Foundation.

Story in the park: Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling is joined by Elizabeth Mulderig, author of the children's book ‘Tiny the Tree Frog', to give students from MSA the first look at enlarged pages of the book during an unveiling at Par-La-Ville Park, Hamilton. Further enlarged pages from the book have been placed in Victoria Park and the grounds of City Hall to create a walking-and-reading trail for children and their parents.
Photo by Tamell Simons Story in the park: Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling is joined by Elizabeth Mulderig, author of the children's book 'Tiny the Tree Frog' to reveal enlarged pages of the book during an unavailing at Par-La-Ville Park, Hamilton.

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Published March 24, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated March 24, 2011 at 9:59 am)

Tree Frog book is reading matter for a walk in the park

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