Join us at The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am for a special story time with renowned children's author Candace Fleming and celebrated children's illustrator Eric Rohmann, featuring their new picture book, Mine! This rhythmic read-aloud about sharing features a series of hilariously selfish forest animals. Publishers Weekly says, "[A] reminder not to count one’s apples before they fall—and to share generously when they do." This fun story time is free and open to the public and perfect for kids ages 3 to 7.
More About the Book: In a tall, tall tree, at the tip-tippy top, hangs a single red apple...
Along skirts Mouse. “An apple!” she squeaks, "How divine! When it tumbles to the ground, it’ll all be mine!” And so it goes, for Hare, Fox, Deer, and Bear, who each can't wait to get their hands on the apple. Soon the wind huffs and puffs, the branch snips and snaps, and down the apple falls. Only one shiny red apple for five furry creatures, what are they to do? A read-aloud picture book, that will have kids repeating the refrain “Mine!” is complete with an ending that celebrates sharing and is sure to surprise!
The Horn Book, in a starred review, says, "[A] spirited, visually pleasing read-aloud."
More About the Author: Candace Fleming is the prolific and versatile award-winning author of many acclaimed books for children and young adults. Her most recent picture book, Honeybee, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, received seven starred reviews as well as the Robert F. Sibert Medal, and appeared on countless Best of the Year lists. Candace's other picture books include Oh, No! which received three starred reviews, as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Which was a NYPL and School Library Journal Best Book. To learn more, visit her at candacefleming.com.
More About the Illustrator: Eric Rohmann is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning My Friend Rabbit and the Caldecott Honor Book Time Flies. He also illustrated Candace Fleming's Giant Squid which received three starred reviews, as well as Honeybee, the recipient of the Robert F. Sibert Medal, which the New York Times called "positively riveting." Visit him at ericrohmann.com.