W. HARTFORD: Author Storytime, Deborah Freedman

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:30am

Join us for a special author storytime with River Bend friend, author and illustrator, Deborah Freedman!

Her newest book, Partly Cloudy, is a beautifully illustrated little tale about cloud watching and all the different kinds of clouds you'll find in the sky.

March 9 at 10:30 AM at our West Hartford bookshop! Looking for the Glastonbury RSVP? Click here!

Deborah will be reading her book to us, taking a look at the clouds (if it's sunny), and we'll have a fun cloud-inspired craft. Can't wait to see you there!

RSVPs encouraged!

Scroll down to RSVP and to reserve a signed copy of Partly Cloudy and Deborah's other books!


What do you see when you look at clouds?

Two curious bunnies enjoy watching clouds go by. But when they look at the sky, they each see something completely different! While one bunny likes to use his imagination and sees cotton candy or whipped cream, the other bunny can only see the science behind them. Together they learn that cloud watching is much more fun when they can see it through each other's eyes.

With extensive back matter about the many kinds of clouds and the water cycle, celebrated author and illustrator Deborah Freedman once again combines the educational with the whimsical, while introducing young readers to two irresistible characters who see the power of possibility.


Deborah Freedman is the author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for children, including Blue ChickenShy, and Carl and the Meaning of Life. Her most recent book, Tiny Dino, received three starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews best book of the year. She loves to watch the clouds and paint them from her home in Connecticut.

You can visit her at DeborahFreedman.net or follow her on Instagram @FreedmanIllustrates and Twitter @Deborah Freedman


Praise For Partly Cloudy

★ "Cirrus-ly great." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Creative imagination and scientific intelligence need not be exclusive, suggests this gently educational book that resists simple caricature." —Publishers Weekly

"This is a cleverly packaged science lesson that will surely bring trivia-focused kids, animal lovers, and aspiring meteorologists (or more specifically, nephologists) together. . . a perfect primer before a cloud-gazing nature walk or, better yet, for a long road trip when “I Spy” has run its course." --BCCB


 

 

 

If you would like your book personalized, please include a name in the comments. If no name is specified, the book will be signed but not personalized.

Event address: 
161 Park Road
West Hartford, CT
Books: 
Partly Cloudy By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352670
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2024

Welcome to the Wonder House By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Georgia Heard, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635927627
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Wordsong - July 11th, 2023

Tiny Dino By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593352649
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

Carl and the Meaning of Life By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451474988
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

This House, Once By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481442848
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

The Story of Fish and Snail By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780670784899
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2013

Is Was By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534475106
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

Shy By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451474964
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Blue Chicken By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670012930
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2011