The Little “Read” Hen Book Birthday Party at Octavia Books – Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Little "Read" Hen at Octavia Books

The Little “Read” Hen at Octavia Books

 

Friends:

 

Yesterday, Holly Stone-Barker (Illustrator) and I had our book birthday party for The Little “Read” Hen (Pelican Publishing Co.) at Octavia Books in uptown New Orleans. We had a gorgeous table set up for our food. We served “coopcakes” (cupcakes) and double cocoa “flappuccinos” (frappuccinos) with whipped cream!

 

The yummy table serving "coopcakes" and "flappuccinos" for The Little "Read" Hen book birthday party.

The yummy table serving “coopcakes” and “flappuccinos” for The Little “Read” Hen book birthday party.

 

Holly shared the beautiful art of the book while I told the story with interactive participation from Judith Lafitte, one of the owners of Octavia, and kids from the audience. They were so cute with their character headbands!

 

Performing The Little "Read" Hen with the help of Judith Lafitte and children from the audience.

Performing The Little “Read” Hen with the help of Judith Lafitte and children from the audience.

 

This is Julianne as the cat in the story. Isn’t she adorable?!

 

Julianne as the cat in The Little "Read" Hen

Julianne as the cat in The Little “Read” Hen

 

Afterwards, I taught the kids how to make 6 page books out of a single sheet of paper, we gave away prizes (writing journals), and every child received a Little “Read” Hen bookmark, a pencil, and an “idea egg.” Holly and I signed books while Kid Chef Eliana made “flappuccinos” and served “coopcakes.”

 

Holly Stone-Baker and Dianne de Las Casas sign copies of The Little "Read" Hen

Holly Stone-Baker and Dianne de Las Casas sign copies of The Little “Read” Hen

 

It was a fabulous day and we had so much fun! Thank you to Tom Lowenburg and Judith Lafitte, and the staff of Octavia for hosting our book birthday party for The Little “Read” Hen. It was tons of fun!

 

Until next time…

 

Warmly, Dianne

Categories Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling

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