We are pleased and proud to welcome Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes to the store in celebration of his new book, A Parade of Elephants! It follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.
Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It's a surprise!
With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.
Kevin will read his new book, and show us how he draws elephants!
New York Times best-selling author Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit him at www.kevinhenkes.com.
This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you purchase your copy of A Parade of Elephants from The Book Stall in order to enter the book-signing queue. Signing line numbers will be given out with purchase starting on Sept. 25th. Mr. Henkes will be happy to sign any newly purchased backlist titles and one book from home with the purchase of A Parade of Elephants.
Can't make it to the event? Call us at 847-446-8880, and we'll be happy to arrange an autographed copy for you.
New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out!
An ALA Notable Book
This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.