Get ready to giggle when our local favorite, MARTY KELLEY, comes to visit with fellow author/illustrator GINA PERRY!
Their new picture books for children (of all ages) are a delight.
"Missile Toe: A Very Confused Christmas": Christmas can be a very confusing holiday. Just what are sugarplums anyway?! This collection of silly poems show classic Christmas carols and traditions re-imagined through the eyes of a very confused kid. With illustrations from the hysterical Marty Kelley, this is a perfect pick for a holiday full of belly laugh.
Writer and illustrator Marty Kelley lives in NH. His picture book, "Twelve Terrible Things" (Tricycle Press), received a starred review in School Library Journal and a glowing write-up in The New York Times by none other than Lemony Snickett. Author Christopher Moore ( "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff") called it, "An inspired work of dark humor." Marty is a popular speaker who visits between over 150 schools a year throughout New England and beyond. Marty has been a second-grade teacher, a drummer, and a baker, but by far his favorite job has been writing and illustrating children's books. To learn more about Marty, visit martykelley.com.
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"small": In this empowering picture book, one spunky heroine realizes she is anything but small. The city is big and I am small. While spending the day with her mom and baby sibling, one little girl feels overwhelmed by the big world that surrounds her. Tall buildings, noisy cars, and hungry ducks who want to eat her lunch all make her feel like she is small. Until . . . she dreams big by being an artist, plays big and makes the winning shot, and swings big because she is brave. Soon she realizes she IS big, and nothing can stand in her way!
Gina Perry was always the smallest girl in her class. Reading big books and swinging super high made her feel big when she was small. Gina lives with her family in New Hampshire. Small is her debut picture book as both author and illustrator.