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