We are so happy that our friend, the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell is joining us as our super- special guest star for this edition of Saturday Storytime. He'll be reading and signing copies of his new book, King Alice, about a delightfully headstrong girl named Alice who is stuck inside with her family on a snowy day. (Her understanding father is making a picture book for her.) This is one of the most acclaimed children's books of late 2018, and comes right on the heels of Matthew's amazing and award-winning book Wolf in the Snow. Matt will draw for us, and his in-store visits are always a huge hit with picture book fans. This event is free and open to the public.
King Alice is A Kids' Indie Next Pick for Fall 2018. This means it was chosen by independent booksellers as a title of note for this fall. It's already received tons of accolades and acclaim.
Booklist says: "On a particularly snowy day, when the family is housebound, Alice comes up with a variety of activities to wile away the hours, and creating a book about King Alice and her adventures is the one she decides to pursue... Caldecott medalist Cordell offers up engaging illustrations in watercolor, colored pencil, markers, and pen and ink... Cordell's title pays delightful homage to books, writing, and illustrating while revealing a happy, pajama-clad family spending a fun-filled, though frenetic, day together."-- starred review
"Cordell knows how children speak ("I'm so, so, so, so, so sorry I bonked you with my unicorn, Daddy"), what they like to do. ..and how their stories sound ("King Alice yelled, 'This is some delicious tea!' "). Readers will treasure their time with Alice's father, who allows his daughter to be exactly who she is, and King Alice, who leads her family on adventures even when they don't leave the house."--Publishers Weekly
Please come out and join in the fun. Recommended for pciture book fans from 3 - 103. Can't make it to the event? Call us at 847-446-8880, and we'll be happy to arrange an autographed copy for you.
Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott award-winning author of Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead ( Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine ( Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.
We host a storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM, sometimes with special guest stars, sometimes with booksellers reading their favorites both old and new.
Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.