Sunday Jun 16, 2013
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for an outdoor kids reading in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Stephanie Graegin will read and discuss Water in the Park, a picture book inspired by a summer day in Prospect Park. Book signing to follow.
About Water in the Park:
From the first glow of sunrise reflecting off the pond, to the last people (and animals!) running home from an evening rain shower, WATER IN THE PARK byEmily Jenkins, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, is a day-in-the-life of a city park–complete with dogs, pigeons and residents of all kinds! A rhythmic text and sweet, accessible images will immerse parents, toddlers, and young children in the summer season and the community within a park. Seasoned picture book readers may notice Emily Jenkins’s classic inspirations for this book: Alvin Tresselt’s Caldecott Medal-winning White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, and Charlotte Zolotow’s The Park Book, illustrated by H. A. Rey.
About the author:
Emily Jenkins is the author of the highly successful picture book FIVE CREATURES, which has won numerous awards, including a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. She is also the author of the Toys trilogyand numerous other award-winning books for children. Visit her at EmilyJenkins.com/kidsbooks.html.
Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins, Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon and several other books. She studied fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and went on to attend the Pratt Institute, where she received a master of fine arts in printmaking. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her online at www.graegin.com.