-Dewdney is Best Known for Her “Llama Llama” Children’s Book Series-
WHAT: The Houston Public Library kicks off Annual Season’s Reading program series with a visit by best-selling children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney. Dewdney best known for her “Llama Llama” picture book series, as well as “Roly Poly Pangolin,” “Grumpy Gloria,” and “No Bunny’s Perfect.” Everyone is invited to meet and greet Anna Dewdney and to enjoy her storytelling. For more information about this program and the complete list of the Library’s Season’s Readings program presentations visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313. This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am.
WHERE: McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library, 7405 Stella Link, 77025, 832-393-2630
About the AuthorAnna Dewdney lives in a very old house in Vermont. She has two teenage daughters and two very muddy dogs. Anna has wanted to write and illustrate children’s books from the time she was a little girl, and she likes nothing better than to sit in her studio and make funny faces as she sketches her characters and writes her stories. Anna has had many jobs (in addition to being a mom); she’s been a middle-school teacher and school bus driver, a waitress, a mail carrier, and a day care teacher.
Dewdney started her Llama Llama book series after realizing that she thought the word was fun to say. “When my children were little, we would be driving around … and I would point out a cow and say “moo,” or a pig and say “oink.” It was all about fun with words. “Llama” is fun to say. Eventually, I was saying, “llama, llama, llama,” or “llama, llama, look at the llama.” It turned into “llama, llama, red pajama.” A lot of my work comes from that sort of song that runs through my head,” explains Dewdney. As a mom, and someone who taught middle-school boys for 15 years, she also understands young people’s anxieties. She says, “The world is a wonderful, exciting place, but it can also feel big and scary, especially for little ones. My books are a way of providing reassurance.”
About the Houston Public Library
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For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.