Jacqueline Briggs Martin & Larry Day: BIM, BAM, BOP...AND OONA
Kids and adults are all invited to a free story time and author talk with children’s book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrator Larry Day as they share their new picture book Bim, Bam, Bop...and Oona. A tale about being true to yourself, Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona (Univ. of Minnesota Press 2019) is an irresistible read-aloud picture book in which a little odd-duck-out discovers her unique strengths. Jacqueline and Larry will read and talk about their new book on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 AM at Dragonfly Books.
When these ducks go to the pond, it is Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona, always last. They're all ducks, but Bim, Bam, and Bop are runners, and Oona's a waddler. But she's good with gizmos. So Oona tinkers with things, scraps, and strings, and eventually creates just the right gadget to get her to the pond first.
Spunky Oona will inspire and delight all who see her final triumphant creation. With its fun read-aloud words (from Brrrrrring to OOO-hoolie-hoo!), her story is wonderful to hear. With charming illustrations to spark imaginations, Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona is sure to bring smiles to readers and listeners of all ages.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin has published twenty-one books for children. Her picture book biography of a self-taught scientist, Snowflake Bentley, won the 1999 Caldecott medal. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Re-mix (cowritten with June Jo Lee) was a Sibert Honor book in 2018. Creekfinding: A True Story, published by the University of Minnesota Press, was one of the New York Public Library's 100 Best Books of 2017; it was the Green Earth Award winner in 2018 and a Riverby Award winner.
Larry Day is the award-winning illustrator of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Lion, Lion, one of NPR's Best Books, and Not Afraid of Dogs, winner of the Golden Kite Award. George Did It! received the Monarch Award, and Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak won seven state awards, including the Carol Otis Hurst Prize. The Society of Illustrators has awarded Day three gold medals (so far).
Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 AM. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a book, just give us a call at 563-382-4275. One of our staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.
This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public.
An irresistible read-aloud picture book, in which a little odd-duck-out discovers her unique strengths
When these ducks go to the pond, it is Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona, always last. They’re all ducks, but Bim, Bam, and Bop are runners, and Oona’s a waddler. “Last is a blot on my life,” she says to her frog friend, Roy.$16.95ISBN: 9780816698028Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 7th, 2017
Once upon a time a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after it was buried under fields of corn.$7.99ISBN: 9780547248295Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2009
"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)
From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal.$17.99ISBN: 9780062271044Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business daysPublished: Balzer + Bray - September 30th, 2014
For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals!
A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch.
And so our story begins. But look closely. . . . In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems!
Children will delight in this classic picture book with a mischievous twist.$6.99ISBN: 9780142408957Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business daysPublished: Puffin Books - December 27th, 2007
Everyone wanted George Washington to be the president. He was responsible, led the army in a fight against the British, and helped write the Constitution. But being the president is a very important job, and George was too nervous. So, to everyone’s surprise, he said no!
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