Join us for story time and drawing lesson with Liz Garton Scanlon and Kevan Atteberry, the author and illustrator team behind the picture book I Want a Boat!
A box is never just a box when you have a vivid imagination and a couple stuffed animal friends to join you on a fantastic ocean voyage.
I have a box,
I want a boat.
With nothing but spare text and a bright imagination, I Want a Boat! follows a girl as she finds a way to transform a plain old box in an ordinary room into a magical sailboat, complete with a rudder, sail, and anchor. She and her stuffed-animal friends take to the high seas, encounter raging storms, and make it to dry land, just in time for supper.
Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of many picture books for young readers including the New York Times bestseller and Caldecott Honor book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee.
Kevan Atteberry has written and illustrated several books for children, including Ghost Cat, which Publishers Weekly called "A comforting story of memory, longing, and hope." He is also the illustrator of the middle-grade series Dear Beast, by Dori Hillestad Butler, Tickle Monster, and Boogie Monster. He lives in the Seattle area.
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Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our authors! You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.
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