Renée Kurilla

It's time for Sea Songs and Mermaid Melodies at an event with prolific illustrator Renée Kurilla! Renée, the illustrator of Just Because and author/illustrator of It’s Fall!, joins us to celebrate her latest book, Mermaids’ Song to the Sea, the perfect story time read for mermaid lovers and young marine enthusiasts. Renée will read from her book, do a drawing demonstration, answer questions, and sign books.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a ticketed event. All guests must be registered for a ticket to gain admission to this event. You can register via the eventbrite link below. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
From acclaimed poet Dianna Hutts Aston (An Egg is Quiet) and #1 NYT bestselling illustrator Renée Kurilla (Just Because by Matthew McConaughey) comes a charming book in which three adorable mermaids share bedtime blessings with the sweet creatures of the coral reef.

Like Goodnight Moon, but for the creatures of the sea:

Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods.
Bless sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.


In this gorgeous rhyming picture book perfect for cozy bedtime reading, three mermaid troubadours sing their blessings to sea creatures everywhere. “Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods,” they sing. “Sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.” Draped with leis and strumming harps, the mermaids travel the ocean to deliver a benediction to their beloved community—fish, whales, sharks, sea snails and many more. Endpapers will identify all of the featured ocean creatures in this one-of-a-kind book that honors the denizens of the sea and brims with a gentle spirit of kindness and environmental awareness. With colorful, ethereal illustrations that will have young mermaid lovers turning the pages again and again, this special picture book is ideal for gift giving, vacation/staycation readalouds, or enjoying in a group storytime anywhere.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
#1 New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Renée Kurilla is known for several books, including Orangutanka, Chicks Rule!, and the Ada Lace series. She is also the author-illustrator of several titles, including One Springy, Singy Day and The Flower Garden, a 2022 ALA Graphic Comics Round Table Best Graphic Novel Pick. Renee holds an BFA in illustration from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Books: 
Mermaids' Song to the Sea By Dianna Hutts Aston, Renée Kurilla (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662640285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hippo Park - April 30th, 2024

Just Because By Matthew McConaughey, Renée Kurilla (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593622032
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

It's Fall! (Celebrate the Seasons #1) By Renée Kurilla Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316363990
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

The Flower Garden: A Graphic Novel By Renée Kurilla Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419750205
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Amulet Books - March 15th, 2022

One Springy, Singy Day By Renée Kurilla (Illustrator), Renée Kurilla Cover Image
By Renée Kurilla (Illustrator), Renée Kurilla
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419745720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 2nd, 2021