Join us between 10 and noon at the Norwich Bookstore for a book signing with internationally known author and illustrator Liniers.
We will be celebrating the launch of his new book for young readers, Good Night, Planet. When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play. After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, the little girl is worn out, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started!
Ricardo Siri, better known by his middle name, Liniers, is artist-in-residence at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. Good Night, Planet is his third book for children, following Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon. He has also published three volumes of the collected Macanudo series of political cartoons, drawn numerous New Yorker covers, and contributed to other journals.
Liniers now lives in Vermont with his wife and three young daughters. They have fallen in love with the New England landscape, the house they live in, the night sky, and the family's new puppy, Elliot, all of which figure prominently in this new book.
“There are plenty of stories about what toys get up to at night, but this quiet, masterfully executed comic is particularly enchanting.” --Booklist, starred review
“Liniers continues his run of clever comics for kids, with a fun adventure and panels full of easy-to-follow action. Delightful.” --Kirkus, starred review
Reservations are not needed for this gathering. If you cannot attend and wish to have a books signed, please let us know and we are happy to make arrangements.
When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, this little girl is wornout, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started. Planet befriends a dog, gobbles a cookie, and takes a leap into the unknown.
Also available in Spanish as Escrito y dibujado por Enriqueta
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When her little sister, Clemmie, refuses to go out in the rain, Matilda sets out to teach her all the delights of a wet Saturday. But after her enthusiasm leads her to make a big mistake, it's Matilda who will end up learning an unforgettable lesson.
"Anyone can draw a cat, anyone can draw a little girl or a man with a hat, but not everyone can make that cat, that little girl and that man with a hat different from any we've ever seen before and have them become part of our world, as if we knew them personally. Liniers draws characters, and his characters are macanudos, which is to say extraordinary and awesome.
Macanudo #2 collects more of Liniers's great daily strip (the first selection of which appeared in volume #1). And like the first volume, this new collection is marked by subtle charm, existential wit, a playful sensibility, and a probing mind. Dive in for more Henrietta and her cat, Fellini; more Mandlebaum, the teddy bear; more sensitive robot, and much else besides
Macanudo #3 is the newest volume of Liniers's daily comic strip, and the drawing and vision are more gorgeous than ever. Like volumes #1 and #2, this new collection is marked by existential wit, a playful sensibility, and a probing mind. Dive in for more Henrietta and her cat Fellini; more Mandlebaum, the teddy bear; more sensitive robot, and much else besides