Jan Brett - Presentation & Signing

Presentation and book signing featuring bestselling author/illustrator Jan Brett for her new picture book "The Tale of the Tiger Slippers." If you have purchased tickets, please read all of the information and refer back to this page for updates. 

Tickets are available for GROUP 3 through 11/29 at 10pm - purchase HERE. 

Tickets will be available at the door. $10 per person.


Let's Play Books Bookstore is proud to welcome bestselling author and illustrator Jan Brett for a presentation and book signing celebrating the release of her new picture book The Tale of the Tiger Slippers. Jan's presentation and drawing demonstration will begin at 5:00 at the Emmaus High School and will be followed by a book signing. Tickets purchased in advance for this event were $5-$10 per person, $5 of which may be applied to the purchase of a book* Ticket information is below. 

About the Book

Jan Brett reimagines a powerful Middle Eastern folk tale that celebrates hard work and appreciating your roots.

Set in India, this gorgeous reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tale "Abu Kassem's Slippers" features a poor tiger cub who is a very hard worker. His mother weaves him slippers to protect his feet from stones and thorns, and they allowed him to prosper--first making bricks, then building houses, and eventually becoming very wealthy. He continues to wear them until someone questions why such a prominent person would wear such worn shoes. Feeling embarrassed, Tiger tries to get rid of the slippers, but fate keeps bringing them back.

Jan Brett's lush, vibrant version of this story will inspire fans of her international retellings to appreciate the hard work that leads to all of their successes.

About Jan Brett

Jan Brett lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts close to where she grew up. During the summer, her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills. She is a New York Times #1 bestselling author/illustrator, one of America’s most popular, with over 40 million books in print, and has brought to life lovable characters and imaginary backdrops for children for more than 30 years. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant, life-like images of animals, landscapes, and flourishes from cultures around the world. As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, “I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I’m drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.” While Jan is most known for her children’s books, she is also an award-winning breeder of ornamental fowl (fancy chickens!). Some of her best book ideas come from other interests including extensive travel and exploration of the natural world, marathon training, and while listening to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where her husband is a musician.


$10 Tickets are SOLD OUT. $10 ticket holders are guaranteed seating in the front 1/3 of the auditorium, guaranteed access to the in-person signing line and time for a picture with Jan Brett (with your camera). Open seating. Please note, only $10 ticket holders will have access to the signing line (no additional friends/family/etc.). 

$5 Advance Tickets are available through 11/17/19. $5 Advance Ticket holders are guaranteed a seat in the auditorium, and possible access to the in-person signing line (however, not guaranteed). We will try to accommodate everyone's signing request, if we do run out of time, Jan Brett's team will provide a signed bookplate in lieu of a personalized book for each book purchased at the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

NEW. After 11/17/19: $5 tickets are still available, on our EVENT BRITE page (click here) through 11pm, on 11/28/19.  Event Brite tickets are $5 plus a processing fee. These tickets are not valid towards the book purchase rebate. Tickets will be available at the door, $10 per person. 

We will have books for sale at the event. You may purchase books, to be picked up at the event, on our website through Sunday, 11/17/19. After 11/17/19 you may purchase books in the shop, or over the phone. After Thanksgiving, only in person. 


Event information for TICKET HOLDERS:  

Doors open to the lobby:   4pm        

Inside the lobby, please proceed to the MAIN TICKET Table. This is for ALL ATTENDEES. At the Main Ticket Table, you will receive your wristband and any books that have been pre-purchased.

         After that you may either proceed to A) Auditorium Entrance Line or B) Book Sales Line

        There will be a lot of Jan Brett's books for sale at the event. We highly recommend you purchase your copies or extra copies prior to entering the auditorium. Line management and traffic flow will impede your ability to purchase a book AFTER the event if your objective is to return to a signing line. 



Do I need a printed receipt or actual ticket? 

It's a good idea. Attendees should have access (either printed or on their phone) to their website confirmation #. This should not be needed, tickets are managed by the last name of the ticket holder, but in the event of any issues, your website confirmation # will serve as your back-up. NEW: A few persons purchased tickets IN THE STORE, those persons should have a printed receipt. If you purchased over the phone, we will EMAIL you a receipt on 11/28/19. 

May I bring books from home for Jan Brett to sign? 

No, only books purchased through Let's Play Books Bookstore are eligible to be signed at the event. Hundreds of books will be available at the event. Cash and all credit cards will be accepted (sorry, no apple pay). Persons who purchased advanced tickets and did not use all of their vouchers may still apply them at the event! 

The time says 2 hrs - it that the actual presentation? 

No, Jan's presentation will last approximately 25 minutes. Then, she will sign for an undetermined amount of time. If you choose to wait in the signing line, it could be approximately 2 hrs. 

I am a $10 Ticket holder - am I guaranteed an opportunity to meet Jan Brett and have my new book signed? 

Barring anything significantly out of the ordinary, yes. Ms. Brett will sign for an undetermined amount of time. We have anticipated a reasonable number as the first 1/3 of the audience, and it is our expectation that a number of $5 ticket holders (perhaps even all) will have the opportunity to have their books signed. Any person who is in line to have their book signed is guaranteed a signed Jan Brett book plate. 

The poster says "East Penn High School" is that Emmaus High School? 

Yes, they are the same. The auditorium entrance is on Harrison St. (You will see the BUS!)

I heard Hedgie the Hedgehog will be there too? 

Yes! Hedgie will be outside taking photos in front of the JAN BRETT TOUR BUS! 

I purchased my ticket in advance of 11/17/19, is $5 of my ticket good towards any Jan Brett book? 

$5 may be applied to any hardcover, jacketed Jan Brett book we have available on the preorder list, or for the Tale of the Tiger Slippers at the event. 

I bought 4 tickets, do I receive $5 voucher for every ticket? 

Yes, each ticket may be applied to a book. One $5 voucher may be applied per book. 


Event date: 

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

500 Macungie Avenue
Harrison St. Parking Lot
Emmaus, PA 18049