Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Please come join us along with your young readers for the release party for THE LITTLE "READ" HEN with favorite children's picture books author Dianne de Las Casas and illustrator Holly Stone-Barker. It is a fun literary spin on a beloved folktale that is perfect for aspiring young writers interested in learning how their own fledgling ideas can hatch into a polished story.
When the Little “Read” Hen’s friends won’t help her write an “egg-cellent” story, she doesn’t let it ruffle her feathers—she just does it herself! Readers of all ages will laugh aloud at the determined Little “Read” Hen as she coops herself up and cracks open her books for research. She doesn’t let her friends put her in a fowl mood—instead, she googles for information on her “eggPad.” Brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, editing, and proofing: all the ingredients of the “Write Recipe" for a well-crafted tale are included in this punny book. Readers are encouraged to follow the directions and writie their own story.
In a true collaboration with the author, Holly Stone-Barker’s vibrant cut-paper illustrations add riotous fun to each page. Throughout the book are silly wordplays on popular names, such as “The Hen in the Hat,” “Where the Wild Hens Are,” and a favorite coffee house, “Starbawks.” From hand-cut straw to individual feathers, each illustration is something to crow about!