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Christmas in Bend

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You may remember the Busy Birds from local author, Kristin Riggle’s first children’s book, “Little Bird Explores Bend!” This holiday season, look for an all-new adventure with Busy Birds and their forest friends, who celebrate a very special Christmas in Bend!
JULIA DUKE
  • Julia Duke

From a moonlight adventure to trimming the Christmas tree, these busy pals find joy in the magic of the season and love to spread their Christmas cheer throughout the year.

Those who call Bend home, as well as those who come to visit, will recognize the iconic places the friends explore. Who’s coming to find that perfect Christmas tree near Tumalo Mountain? How about a ski to the warming hut at Swampy Lakes?

Children will delight in following the Busy Birds and their adorable critter friends throughout their day while enjoying all the outdoor activities Bend has to offer. When it’s time to come inside, the friends listen to Yuletide tunes while decorating and baking, then head to Drake Park for the tree lighting. What a busy day! Snuggled in bed, the day is over and the friends dream of Christmas in Bend!

Riggle’s playful tone and charming illustrations beckon children of all ages into the world of the Busy Birds.

Local artist, Kristen Riggle, has written and illustrated The Busy Birds Adventures series, which includes “Little Bird Explores Bend!,” “Hello, Bend!” board book and now her latest book, “Christmas in Bend.” It is available in a number of local stores.

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