The St. Louis County Library Foundation's Reading Garden Event Series is pleased to present three-time Caldecott Award-winning children's book writer Mo Willems for a reading and discussion of his new picture book "The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?"
The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in the Danforth Chapel at MICDS (Mary Institute and Country Day School - 101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124).
Free tickets are required and available at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131) and Daniel Boone locations (300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011). Limit four tickets per person.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event from Left Bank Books.
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems started his career on "Sesame Street," where he garnered six Emmy Awards for his writing before changing the face of children's literature with his groundbreaking picture books. Willems has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!," "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," and "Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity"). In addition, his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 for "There Is a Bird on Your Head!"
In his newest picture book, Willems returns to the delightful characters in his most popular books, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!" When Duckling gets a cookie, Pigeon is not happy and, of course, lets everyone know!
St. Louis County Library Foundation's Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank, Companion, and the Sara Guth Costigan Memorial Fund.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.
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