Special Storytime with Author/Illustrator Matt Myers

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Author/Illustrator Matt Myers seated in a workshop area. He is wearing a red t-shirt and well-worn khaki colored ballcap.


Special Storytime with our friend Matt Myers! Matt will read his newest picture book, The World's Longest Licorice Rope, and tell us about his work as an author and illustrator. We love having author/illustrators visit because they read their story *and* show us how they create their artwork. And since this book is about a licorice rope, we will have some sweet treats for the audience too! Matt Myers will autograph books after storytime. 

 

About The World's Longest Licorice Rope: When Ben buys a bag of licorice for just one nickel, he gets more than just a sweet treat. His search for the end of this long, long licorice rope takes him around the world. Ben is trailed by the enterprising candy seller who always shows up just in time to offer Ben help in overcoming the latest obstacle. For a mere nickel, Ben can have a hot air balloon to cross the ocean, snowshoes to plod through a snowstorm, a camel to scale a pyramid, or anything else he might need. But when Ben meets a friend at the other end of the rope, the two remind their sly prankster that friends are always free. Matt Myers takes an ordinary experience and expands it into pictures and text with kid-centered humor.

Matt Myers is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Battle Bunny, as well as numerous other children's books, including Dino-Gro, Hum and Swish and the Infamous Ratsos series. For more about the author, and to see a gallery of his work, you can visit him online at myerspaints.com, and on Instagram and Twitter at @myerspaints. 

Event date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Event address: 
220 Market Street
Fearrington Village, NC 27312
The World's Longest Licorice Rope By Matt Myers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593180013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Random House Studio - July 26th, 2022

A humorous story about the priceless value of friendship from the creator of Dino-Gro. A boy’s search for the end of a licorice rope takes him all around the world and winds up with two new friends.



Children of the Forest By Matt Myers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447671
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 26th, 2022

Two siblings set off for adventure in the untamed wilds... of their own backyard.

Pairing a serious text with charming illustrations that show the mundane truth of the kids' adventurous roaming, Children of the Forest is an ode to imaginative play and the wild fun you can have while staying close to home.

We are wild.
We are children of the forest.


Hum and Swish By Matt Myers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442867
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 11th, 2019

Celebrate creativity, introversion, summer sun-- and the beauty of a little peace and quiet!

It's a glorious summer day at the shore, and all Jamie wants is to finish her art project in the sand. A little time to herself is all she needs. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?


Hum and Swish By Matt Myers Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823451791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 7th, 2022

Celebrate creativity, introversion, summer sun-- and the beauty of a little peace and quiet!

It's a glorious summer day at the shore, and all Jamie wants is to finish her art project in the sand. A little time to herself is all she needs. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?


Dino-Gro By Matt Myers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593179871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Random House Studio - June 15th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing....


Lily Leads the Way By Margi Preus, Matt Myers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margi Preus, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536214031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Candlewick - May 17th, 2022

A little sailboat has a big burst of determination when a fleet of tall ships needs assistance.