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« Saturday December 08, 2012 »
Sat
Start: 2:00 pm
  Susan Hood will sign copies of Spike the Mixed-Up Monster and Tooth Mouse. Spike thinks he is a scary looking monster but the other animals think he is just cute. When a terrifying Gila monster arrives, Spike tries to scare the creature off and be a hero. Spike the Mixed-up Monster is a charming take about friendship. France does not have a tooth fairy. It has a Tooth Mouse. Sophie is desperate to become the next tooth mouse but first she must complete three dangerous tasks. Can Sophie prove she is brave enough for the job? AND Barbara McClintock will be signing copies of Leave Your Sleep and Twelve Kinds of Ice which she illustrated. This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience. Award-winning illustrator McClintock renders Obed's timeless text in a wintery scape for young readers. Warm icy hands on this fine winter read. "Evocative and at the same time marvelously real, this is as much about expectation and the warmth to be found in family and friends as it is about cold ice . . . Everyone will find this a small gem." --"Booklist, " starred review    

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