Saturday Storytime with author Diana Murray & illustrator Amber Alvarez Wild About Dads
Celebrate dads of all kinds with author Diana Murray and illustrator Amber Alvarez as they read from Diana’s new book ‘Wild About Dads” on Saturday June 27 at 10am for Suceed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival’s Storytime Saturday via Zoom. Suitable for children ages 3 to 7. Registration required.
Everyone loves dads—humans, lions, frogs, prairie dogs, and even pelicans! See all these animals snuggle their little ones in this heartwarming picture book that showcases fatherhood in its many forms, and learn some fun facts about animals at the same time.
After the reading, Amber will lead a drawing activity. Children will need three pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and something to draw with, eg pencil, crayons, etc.
Diana Murray grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her husband, two daughters, and a spiky bearded dragon who loves listening to stories—especially about dinosaurs. Some of Diana’s picture books include “Five Fuzzy Chicks”, “Doris the Bookasaurus”, “Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch”, and “City Shapes”. Her poems have appeared in magazines including ‘Highlights’, ‘High Five’, and ‘Spider’.
Amber Alvarez was raised in Hawaii and graduated from the Pratt Institute in with a BFA in film. After graduation, Amber went on to work as an artist, designer, and producer for animation, video games, children’s fashion, and theme parks. “Wild About Dads” is her first illustrated children's book.
Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival is an annual event in celebration of reading and literacy which takes place in late March. The festival is a fundraiser for Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether, which offers after-school one-on-one tutoring and enrichment classes with the aim of closing the education opportunity gap in Essex County. www.succeed2gether.org
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am