The Five-Year-Old Hits the Big Time and Other News of the Week

It’s been quite a week here at Caterpickles Central. The Five-Year-Old got to meet Mike Glowacki and Jill Barry (the artists behind the Peace Rabbit in Oakdale Square Common) on Sunday. We’ll tell you all about that next week, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.

Jill Barry and Mike Glowacki with their Peace Rabbit. (Photo: The Five-Year-Old, Leroy the Peace Rabbit (c) 2012 Jill Barry and Mike Glowacki)

In other news, three more rabbits were released into the wild this week, events which prompted two full mornings of photo shoots. You can find The Five-Year-Old’s work on Patch here. Her photos of Ear Ye, Ear Ye and the Bengal Bunny will follow July 31 and August 7.

And then there was the Dedham Transcript interview with The Five-Year-Old, which was published on Tuesday.


On a completely different note, this was also the week we said goodbye to Cozy the Cat.

The Five-Year-Old: “A huge pain is in my heart. Pain is in my soul. Pain is in my blood. It fills up all of me.”

Yep, that about covers it. We’ll miss you, little guy.

Cozy with The Five-Year-Old in July 2012. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Cozy’s career on Caterpickles:

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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