We lucked out and found parking without too much trouble. And since we were there, stopped in at the little bookstore. The woman working today offered us iced tea. It was Ginger Peach from the Republic of Tea. How can you not love such a place?
They don't carry a lot of books, but you can tell they think about what they keep on their shelves. I always find interesting things there. Today was no exception.
Mo Willems has several wonderful children's books (the Pigeon books, Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur, and the new Piggy and Elephant series), and has several new ones coming soon. The sequel to the Caldecott honor book, Knuffle Bunny (pronouced K-Nuffle, by the way), isn't due out until September. But guess what I came home with?!
I have already finished reading it (twice). It is a really sweet book. The story is cute and the art is amazing.
I just looked up the first Knuffle Bunny book, and discovered that one of the subjects listed is "self-service laundries". I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.
Oh, and it looks like he is touring the west coast in September! I almost went to Wisconsin to see him when we lived in Chicago. I really regret not doing that.