Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Its Story Time Again! (times two!)


Please join us for story time at the following locations this month:

Catlin Public Library
Thursday, Sept 18th at 3:00pm
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
Monday, September 22, 6:30pm - 8pm.

McNellis will be reading her new, creative nonfiction books, Kiwi Simile and Ibex Idiom, at this event. A signing as well as a Q&A session will also be offered.

This informative and educational book series is all about animals from around the globe. The drawings feature anthropomorphized critters engaging in somewhat familiar activities related to the text, which transforms hard facts into fun, relevant content for anyone!

Each passage is written in simple language so the material is accessible to everyone - from younger readers to the more distinguished.

"Kiwi Simile" is an unusual, humorous nature educational book that combines pungent, witty, graphic-like illustrations with fascinating factoids and details about the life and habits of the New Zealand kiwi, a threatened species which is described as a bird and an 'honorary mammal.' The kiwi is the smallest Ratite, a category of flightless bird species. Many interesting details are described in the narrative and also humorously depicted in the imaginative illustrations. "Kiwi Simile" is an entertaining read and a fun way to learn many strange things about this unusual, declining species... "Kiwi Simile" is juvenile nonfiction at its finest."

-Midwest Book Review

"The juxtaposition of informative text and fun illustrations makes the facts easy to digest for any reader and the books are also a great introduction to reference material for children. Each one is beautifully illustrated and are perfect for sharing together – ideal for introductory science lessons. We say... exciting books which really extend learning opportunities for children."

-Creative Steps UK