Friday, September 21, 2007

OT: Children's booksignings in Arlington

On Sunday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m., Arlington resident Barbara Kanninen will present her new book, A Story With Pictures, a funny and colorful depiction of what happens when an author loses her manuscript—and the illustrator decides to take charge of the story. Ms. Kanninen’s stories and poems have been published in a number of children’s magazines, like Highlights, Ladybug, and Fun for Kids. Book signing will follow. Ages 4-8. Please call to register.

On Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m., join us in welcoming Caldecott winner Simms Taback! Mr. Taback, whose vibrant, fanciful illustrations have won him widespread acclaim, will introduce his newest book, I Miss You Everyday. Silly and sweet, I Miss You Every Day is the ideal read-aloud to share with those who, although they might not live close by, are always close to your heart. What do you do when you miss someone you love so much? There’s only one solution, really – wrap yourself up, jump in a box (don’t forget the air holes, of course!) and send yourself for a visit! At least, that’s what happens here, as a little girl wraps herself up, decorates the wrapping and the box and makes her way through the US Postal system. Her final destination? That special someone’s home where good times, yummy sweets and a bedtime story make the trip worthwhile. Its story makes I Miss You Everyday a perfect choice for children to read with their grandparents. Each page is cleverly illustrated with Simms Taback’s signature artwork, packed with details and humorous asides. Mr. Taback’s other books include There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (1998 Caldecott Honor), Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (2000 Caldecott Medal), This is the House that Jack Built, and Kibitzers and Fools. Book signing will follow. Ages 4-8. Please call to register.

Finally, on Friday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m., award-winning author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will read his new book, Four Legs Bad, Two Legs Good!, a hilarious child-friendly take on the George Orwell classic Animal Farm, in which a mischievous little duck transforms the farm. Other books by Mr. Johnson include his series based on the life of Henry David Thoreau, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, Henry Builds a Cabin, Henry Climbs a Mountain, and Henry Works, in which the American philosopher appears as a bear. Book signing will follow. Ages 4-8. Please call to register.

As usual, all these events are free. Hope your family can participate.


Alina Gawlik
Aladdin's Lamp Children's Books and Other Treasures
2499 N. Harrison St.
Arlington, VA 22207
Tel 703-241-8281
Fax 703-241-8283

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