Please join us for a storytime reading and booksigning with children's author Gayle Webre featuring her wonderful new picture book, WHEN I WAS A PELICAN.

The curious Cajun kid is back again for another adventure, this time to explore our Gulf Coast ecosystem!  

From the author of WHEN I WAS AN ALLIGATOR comes this latest adventure of a curious Cajun kid. Follow along as she mysteriously transforms into a series of Gulf Coast creatures, including a shark, a dolphin, a crab, and even a jellyfish! Along the way, each animal reveals something of its habits and habitat. With fun language, charming art, and page-turning onomatopoeia, WHEN I WAS A PELICAN is a playful and informative exploration of our beloved coastal waters.

Gayle Webre holds a Master’s + 30 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and has worked in elementary education for twenty-five years, primarily designing and implementing enrichment curricula for gifted children. She generally lives with her nose in a book or talking about books she’s read. You might also find her writing, hosting gatherings for family and friends, playing with her grandchildren, or riding her tricycle.


Event date: 

Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
When I Was a Pelican By Gayle Webre, Drew Beech (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gayle Webre, Drew Beech (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781959569015
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Louisiana - August 1st, 2023

When I Was an Alligator By Gayle Webre, Drew Beech Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946160669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Louisiana - October 1st, 2020

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