The PEOPLE OF EARTH
are cordially invited to attend
an incredibly anticipated author event for
Friday April 13, 2012 7 p.m.
Little Shop of Stories
If you are a frequent customer at Little Shop, then at some point some person here has inevitably thrust at least a couple of different Mac Barnett books into your hands, saying something like "Read this! It's really, really great! Oh, gosh, I'm gushing again. It's just that we love these books soooooooooo much!"
Every so often, an author of picture books is discovered who combines wit, a moral, and a tremendous ability to surprise.
Everyone at Little Shop began to fall in love with Mac Barnett's work a few years ago when Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem appeared on our shelves. Funny in an offbeat way. Unpredictable twists. Fun to read out loud. When the great Jon Scieszka was here for the Decatur Book Festival a couple of years ago, the two of us bonded when we expressed more than just a little mutual bromance for this book.
This was followed by Guess Again! Really clever. Then Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World, Mustache, and Extra Yarn.
Now he's back along side frequent collaborator Adam Rex with Chloe and the Lion, in which Mac and Adam become characters in their own picture book. Really offbeat. Insanely creative.
We have run into Mac at various conferences and have begged him to come to Decatur for the book festival or for any occasion at all. A visit to the Southeast just didn't fit into his schedule.
We're utterly and phenomenally thrilled to be hosting
this Friday, the 13th of April, at 7 p.m. right here at
Little Shop of Stories!!!