Bestselling author of ‘Llama Llama’ books visits kids’ literacy day


BOWLING GREEN, O.—Children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, best known for her books starring Llama Llama, is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 16, on Bowling Green State University’s campus.

Readers of all ages and their families are invited to the free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. In addition to presentations and book signings by Dewdney, there will be a live llama, hands-on literacy activities, interactive technology games, special prizes, crafts, performances and a poetry-reading contest in which the winner will receive a free Kindle Fire.

The poetry-reading contest consists of three divisions, each limited to 15 teams per age group: primary (K-3), intermediate (grades 4-8) and adolescent/adult (grades 9 through college). Visit http://edhd.bgsu.edu/rc/litpark for contest rules.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will also be provided. In addition, each child will receive a free literacy bag containing a free “Llama Llama Red Pajama” book, as long as supplies last. A variety of Dewdney’s books will also be available for purchase.

Among her books is the New York Times bestselling “Llama Llama Misses Mama.” Other books in the series include the award-winning “Llama Llama Mad at Mama,” as well as “Llama Llama Holiday Drama,” and “Llama Llama Time to Share.” “Llama Lama and the Bully Goat” is expected to debut in the fall.

Dewdney is also the author of “Nobunny's Perfect,” “Roly Poly Pangolin” and “Grumpy Gloria.” She taught at a boys' boarding school for many years before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. The mother of two daughters, she lives in southern Vermont with her three dogs.

The Literacy in the Park event is made possible by the generosity of the Joseph and Judith Conda Family of Perrysburg, the BGSU College of Education and Human Development, and the BGSU School of Teaching and Learning.

For more information, visit http://edhd.bgsu.edu/rc/litpark, email literacyinthepark@gmail.com or call the Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center at 419-372-7323.

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(Posted March 05, 2013 )