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A SPOOKY AFTERNOON AT THE BOOKSMITH with LISA BROWN and JULIE DOWNING
20 Oct 2013 2:00 pm

Two of our favorite kids' books writers/illustrators come together to tell stories...and to draw pictures of YOU, all dressed up in vampire, mummy, or witch (costumes provided)! Plus yummy (and slightly creepy) treats and drinks. You know you can't miss this!

Julie Downing's newest book Spooky Friends is the perfect seasonal treat for beginning readers. The Horn Book says, " 'Scarlet and Igor were very good friends. The trouble was, they could never agree on anything.' In three brief stories, vampire Scarlet and mummy Igor argue over what to do and eat, what to name a kitten, and whether to draw or paint. Eventually this odd-couple learns how to compromise and work together... Downing gives the "spooky friends" distinct and humorous personalities, while the generous white space in her spare pen and watercolor illustrations allows new readers to easily digest the entertaining action." If you loved Frog and Toad, you'll love Scarlet and Igor!

Lisa Brown's Vampire Boy's Good Night is a favorite over-and-over-and-over book. When the sun goes down and everything is wonderfully cold and dark, vampire boy Bela and young witch Morgan go searching for children in the night. But this is no ordinary night. It is Halloween, and what they find may surprise them. . . “What if you’d never seen children and weren’t sure they really exist, and you picked the night of Oct. 31 to find out?”
(an afternoon for 4 and up, and their adults!)

Location: 
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California