In the 2017 reading at Union School in Montpelier, Ellen read Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illustrated by Chris Raschka. The book is a tender collection of endearments for children the world over. All over the world, people express their love for their children through endearments, such as “sweetie pie” or “peanut.” A child might be called little angel, angelito, in Spanish or precious, bao bei, in Chinese or my sweet little moon, mera chanda, in Hindi. Little Treasures offers a wealth of endearments in fourteen languages.
Ellen (of Dirty Fingers Press) is a well-known creator of
pop-up cards. She made blank pop-up cards for a class of kindergarten students.
On the outside of the card it says MY NAME IS ________ (children write their
names). On the inside, there are two pop-up statements about the sweet names
their family has for them.