Award-winning fiction writer Simon Van Booy reads from his first children´s book, Pobble´s Way, at Canio’s Books, 3 pm this Saturday, Feb. 19. Canio’s is located at 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY.
Category: Read Alouds
“…a perfect book for this LONG winter…”
Ms. Eileen of the Richmond Memorial Library in Marlborough, CT recommended Pobble’s Way on her blog, StorytimeRML.
Today’s pick is a picture book called Pobble’s Way by Simon Van Booy. Pobble and her father set out for a walk in the winter woods and play a fun game along the way. Winter mushrooms on a tree must be ‘frog umbrellas’ decides Pobble, and a lost feather becomes a ‘tickle stick!’ Little do they know that when Pobble drops her fluffy pink mitten, the woodland animals play a game of their own. Owl decides the mitten is a ‘wing warmer’ while Duck is sure it is a ‘fish coat.’
Ms. Eileen continues:
You would think the illustrations would include a lot of snowy white, but illustrator Wendy Edelson brings out the most vivid colors in the animals and scenery. This is a perfect book for this LONG winter we are having, and just may inspire you to take a winter walk of your own. Also a great choice for fathers to read and enjoy with their own little Pobbles!
Richard McFarland Reading in Huntley, IL
Grandfather’s Wrinkles illustrator Richard McFarland will be appearing at the Huntley Area Public Library in Huntley, Illinois, on November 16.
This talented illustrator, first published after his 70th birthday, used himself as the model for the grandpa in the book.
Richard’s presentation on how he created his true-to-life illustrations will be accompanied by a reading of Grandfather’s Wrinkles. He’ll also be selling and signing his book.
For more information on the event and to register, you can go here.
Monster Comes to Life at a Barnes & Noble Near You
In the spirit of Halloween, Barnes & Noble Story Hours across the US are featuring I Need My Monster this month.
A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers,this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear,appeals to a child’s love for creatures both alarming, absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child’s imagination.
For a monsterriffically fun experience, you can hear I Need My Monster read aloud at:
- Bellingham B&N in Bellingham, MA on 10/29.
- Ala Moana Mall B&N in Honolulu, HI on 10/30.
- Spectrum Center B&N in Reston, VA on 10/30.
- Suburban B&N in Knoxville, TN on 11/6.