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Best-selling children’s book author and illustrator to read at Sundance Books



What: Sundance Books and Music is hosting two special story time and book signing events. The first is with best-selling children’s book author John Archambault, and the second is with best-selling children’s book illustrator Kevin Hawkes.

John Archambault (BOOM CHICKA ROCK), Wednesday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.
Kevin Hawkes (MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH), Saturday, March 1, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.


boom_chcka-5032937-4565970John Archambault is a children’s book author, poet, story teller and musician. He is best known for his best selling children’s book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

BOOM CHICA ROCK by John Archambault
John’s new book, Boom Chicka Rock, has just been published by Philomel, a division of Penguin Putman. It teaches young children to count through the lively antics of mice who live behind the numbers on a clock. The characters seem to leap off the pages with the use of dance styles that include everything from the jitterbug to the tango. Numbers have never been this much fun! Older readers will love the toe-tapping rhythm and humor in the text.

meanwhile-back-at-the-ranch-238x300-7166820-9562883MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including Weslandia and Library Lion, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in southern Maine with his wife and children.

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, 12 pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can’t possibly run the farm and manage all of the suitors, so she devises a plan—and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.

More information: www.sundancebookstore.com

This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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