Monday, March 14, 2011

Doreen Cronin Is Coming Tomorrow!

Autographed copies of Doreen's books are available!

Doreen Cronin came to the Decatur Book Festival back in 2008, and we had a great time with her.  She visited Mary Lin Elementary School on Friday and appeared on the Children's Stage on Saturday.  Thump, Quack, Moo, one of her great, fun picture books had just come out.

Now she's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack.  Doreen has a great new book, The Trouble With Chickens.  It is unlike anything she has written in the past.  This is a chapter book with illustrations, perfect for readers who have outgrown Junie B. Jones and Magic Tree House books.  This is longer and a bit more challenging.  It is also a really fun read-to book for kids with a longer attention span.  It got a nice review in yesterday's New York Times.

And more rewarding!  J.J. Tully is narrated by a retired search and rescue dog in a noir fiction style.  Think of a canine Dashiell Hammett who gets drawn back into work by a bunch of annoying chickens.

Come to Little Shop on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7 p.m. to meet Doreen.  She'll read from her new book.  She'll sign copies.  Bring your Click, Clack, Moo and Duck for President and all her other great picture books, and she'll sign those, too!

-- Dave

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