IN-PERSON: Chris Van Dusen Storytime

Celebrated author-illustrator Chris Van Dusen joins us for an in-person event to share his new picture book BIG TRUCK, LITTLE ISLAND, a tale of community and ingenuity. Chris tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers. At the event, Chris will read his book and answer questions, followed by a drawing demonstration and book signing. Register to attend this free event below.

If you cannot make the event but would like a signed copy of BIG TRUCK, LITTLE ISLAND, please order it below by June 3rd and include the name of the person you would like your book inscribed to in the "order comments" when checking out. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story.

When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry’s ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars? Inspired by an incident that happened on Vinalhaven, Maine, Chris Van Dusen tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of Hattie & Hudson, Randy Riley's Really Big HitKing Hugo's Huge Ego, The Circus Ship. He is also the illustrator of the the Mercy Watson books, and many other titles. He lives in Maine.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 6:00pm
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Books: 
Big Truck Little Island Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 3rd, 2022

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The Circus Ship Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763655921
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2015

Mercy Watson to the Rescue Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763645045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 22nd, 2009