Meet Caldecott illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky

Meet Caldecott illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky

Meet Caldecott-Award Winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsk

 at Boston Book Festival 

on Saturday October 24th at 12:30pm!

Meet Caldecott illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky

Although we may just be heading into the fall season, readers might find themselves yearning for hot chocolate and a quiet snow day after reading award-winning duo Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky’s TOYS MEET SNOW (Schwartz & Wade Books / on sale September 22, 2015 / $17.99), the must-have picture book of the fall season. Already being hailed as “enchanting,” “cozy,” and “perfect” by critics, this charming story featuring a trio of toy best friends is the one to include in fall children’s book coverage, holiday gift guides, and winter book round-ups. With lyrical text and heartwarming illustrations, TOYS MEET SNOW is a classic in the making. 

First introduced to readers in chapter book formats, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic make their picture-book debut in TOYS MEET SNOW, a lush, full-color edition sure to be embraced by the youngest of readers. The beauty and joy of the winter season springs to life in this unforgettable volume, the ideal gift for any time of year.

With their little-girl owner on vacation, curiosity overcomes Lumphy, the stuffed buffalo; StingRay, the plush stingray; and Plastic, the bouncy red ball. This fascination with the snowy weather entices them to make their way outdoors and see what snow is really all about. Once outside, the three experience all the joys that snow can offer, from making a snowman to sledding to making snow angels. Once daylight begins to fade, the toys, fresh from their adventures, return to the warmth of their home, where the beauty of the sunset and descending nightfall bring them peace.

And – now you can meet the illustrator behind the spectacular art in the book when he is in town for the Boston Book Festival!  In addition, Paul will be talking to school groups at: Lincoln Street School (Northborough, MA) and Mason Rice Elementary (Newton, MA)

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