Cynthia Weill and Amy Hest launch their new children’s books
October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Best friends Billy and Rose, an industrious sheep and a laid-back pig, sometimes see things differently. When they play catch, Rose insists that Billy throws too high, and he counters that she throws too low. While Rose thinks washing clothes is the world’s biggest chore, Billy contends that playing the cello holds that distinction. Still, these endearing friends always find a way to work things out: What if Billy plays a cello serenade for Rose while she does her laundry? After all, what they really want is to be together. These four sweet stories by beloved children’s author Amy Hest are filled with gentle wit and enhanced by Kady MacDonald Denton’s delightfully expressive illustrations.
Young readers will enjoy this fun and vibrant bilingual introduction to different forms of transportation. This installment in author Cynthia Weill’s acclaimed Mexican Folk Art series is a colorful adventure in English and Spanish, illustrated with handmade painted sculptures. You’re invited on a trip to a special place and there are many ways to get there. You could take a bike, a bus, or even a boat! Featuring beautiful artwork handmade by local artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, Vámonos will spark a lifelong love of languages and libraries in young readers. Grab your favorite person to read with and let’s go!