Meet bestselling children’s author and illustrator Bob Shea!
Shea began his writing career at Comedy Central, and his characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Noggin, Disney Junior, and PBS Kids, where he helped to develop a national literacy campaign. He has written and illustrated more than 20 picture books, and his Dinosaur vs. Bedtime book was one of Amazon's Top 10 Picture Books of the year and a Horn Book Magazine best of 2008. Parents of early readers will recognize his Ballet Cat series and the cult favorite Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. Known for his engaging presentations, Shea is a frequent visitor to classrooms and libraries across the country, inspiring others with his journey as an author and illustrator.
This special children’s event is funded by the Friends of BRPL and supports the library’s early literacy initiative, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
Families can expect an interactive presentation followed by a book signing with an opportunity to meet the author. Books will be available for purchase. Space is limited, and registration is required for this free event.
Books for sale include:
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
Dinosaur vs. the Library
Dance! Dance! Underpants! (Ballet Cat Series)
Totally Secret Secret (Ballet Cat Series)
What's Your Favorite Favorite? (Ballet Cat Series)
Happiest Book Ever
Scariest Book Ever
I'm a Shark!
Event Type(s): DTL Program Childrens
Age Group(s): Children (all ages), Families (w/ ages 5+)