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Dog Day Storytime with Doug Salat, Ruth Chan, & Elisha Cooper

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Join Books Are Magic for a special Dog Day storytime with community favs Doug Salat, Ruth Chan, & Elisha Cooper. Dogs welcome! 

About Dog Day: From a critically acclaimed creator comes this summery picture book featuring an overheated—and overwhelmed—pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air. It’s summer in the city, and this hot dog has had enough! Enough of sizzling sidewalks, enough of wailing sirens, enough of people’s feet right in his face. When he plops down in the middle of a crosswalk, his owner endeavors to get him the breath of fresh air he needs. She hails a taxi, hops a train, and ferries out to the beach. Here, a pup can run! With fluid art and lyrical text that have the soothing effect of waves on sand, Doug Salati shows us how to find calm and carry it back with us so we can appreciate the small joys in a day. About Thank You, Neighbor: Celebrate all the people, places, and things that make our neighborhoods special with this irresistible picture book by beloved author-illustrator Ruth Chan! Join the narrator and her dog on their daily walk as they greet the people in their neighborhood—from the mail carrier and bus driver to the sanitation workers and grocery clerks and more. Whether listening, asking, helping, or just saying hello and thank you—it is our patience and kindness that make a neighborhood feel like home. This charming story gently reminds us to slow down and be grateful for all the people, places, and things around us. Ruth Chan's signature illustrations are hilarious and heartfelt and perfectly complement the lively text. The book also includes an author's note where Ruth talks about how her own Brooklyn community inspired her to create this special book.

About Yes & No: From Caldecott Honor winner Elisha Cooper comes a gentle, moving story of friendship, mindfulness, and the importance of being in the moment. Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up! Join a cat and puppy pair through their day—the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned—as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.

All attendees must wear a face mask at all times. RSVP is highly encouraged but not required. As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event, even if you have a ticket; email the store and they'll work it out. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact [email protected]

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