A Few Minutes of Sunshine

 Hello Friends,

This blog post is from the "shameless plug of things that are cool" division. The prolific and big-idea children’s author Amy Krouse Rosenthol is coming to the DC area. 
 
She has two separate events on Tuesday, May 19th:

Tuesday May 19
10:30 am
Book signing and performance
Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 

Reasons to attend:

  1. You are looking to support a member of the children’s book community  
  2. You have a small child who loves her books
  3. You have a small child who doesn’t know about her books
  4. You have a friend/relative with a small child who you could take to the signing (thereby introducing said small child to Amy’s books AND giving your friend/relative a much deserved rest.)
  5. You’ve been wondering, "Who is this woman who can turn out so many books and still have time to raise her family and create a YouTube movement?" (see below)

Tuesday May 19
6:30-7:30 pm
“60 minutes of Lovely” The official Beckoning of Lovely gathering for D.C.
The Lincoln Memorial
Contact Rebecca.l.Goodstein@gmail.com

Reasons to attend:

  1. You saw the first Beckoning of Lovely video "17 Things I Made," and couldn’t help but think it would be cool to be at the Bean.

  1. (Imagine that says 2) You saw the second Beckoning of Lovely video that shows what happened when people came together to make a wonderful 18th thing… and cried, wishing you had been able to be at the Bean.

A quick summary of what’s shaking down at the 2 events:

1. The event at Politics and Prose is about three new children’s books:
Duck!Rabbit! (which just landed on the New York Times Bestseller List!)
Little Oink (sequel to Little Pea & Little Hoot) 
Spoon (illustrated by the magnificent Scott Magoon)

The New York Times Book Review recently had this to say about the new books:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/books/review/Handy-t.html 

2. The Beckoning of Lovely gathering is, well, a sort of natural extension of the Beckoning of Lovely project and film. To get an idea of what our 60 minutes together may be like, take a look at this blog write-up from the Los Angeles "60 minutes of Lovely" a few days ago…click here 
About these events, Amy says, "We are not promising the moon. But, we hope, a few minutes of sunshine…"

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