We are so excited to tell you that famed children's author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be here at the bookshop to sign books on Tuesday afternoon, September 17 at 4:00 PM!! Chris's books include the brand new If I Built a School, If I Built a House, and If I Built a Car, and the hugely popular Mercy Watson series. His book, If I Built a Car won the 2006 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award presented by The Association of Booksellers for Children. He and his family live in Camden, Maine. This is a wonderful opportunity for his young fans to meet him and have him personalize a book!
Chris Van Dusen’s vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.
ABOUT IF I BUILT A SCHOOL
"My school will amaze you. My school will astound.
By far the most fabulous school to be found!
Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.
On a scale, 1 to 10, it’s more like 15!
And learning is fun in a place that’s fun, too."
If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive boy who described his ideal car and house in previous books is dreaming even bigger this time.
ABOUT IF I BUILT A CAR
“If I built a car, it’d be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I’d do. . . .” Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! there’s a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!
ABOUT IF I BUILT A HOUSE
The much-anticipated follow-up to the E. B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a Car
Jack's back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack’s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.