Meet New York Times bestselling authors Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen and hear about their new book, “Square,” the beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy. With their trademark understatement and simplicity, two of today’s most talented picture book creators emphasize the importance of keeping your eyes – and your mind – open to finding wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.
Q&A and book signing will follow presentation. Books will be available for purchase at event. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free; no tickets required.
This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground and bringing them to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square’s friend, Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about some seriously strange and silly shapes, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated as ever and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.
MAC BARNETT is the author of four books illustrated by Jon Klassen: Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and an E. B. White Read Aloud Award; Triangle; and most recently The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse. With Jory John, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California. | Instagram: @macbarnett
JON KLASSEN is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He also illustrated two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, as well as Triangle and The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, all written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles. | Twitter: @burstofbeaden + Instagram: @jonklassen
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