Here We Are (PENGUIN)
Sunday • December 3 • 1pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, joins us to discuss his newest title, Here We Are, a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child. Insightful, sweet, and gently humorous, this book is his user's guide to life on Earth. Though created for his son, it has a universality that embraces all children and parents.
Whether it's a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it's big), or a guide to all of humanity (don't be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combined with a value system of kindness and tolerance create a must-have for any family library.
Tickets are $19.99 and available at brownpapertickets.com. Each ticket includes a copy of the book and entrance for the family. Family includes parents or caregivers and their children.
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck; This Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also, of course, the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.