LET’S PLAY BOOKS BOOKSTORE presents:
Award-winning author & illustrator Dan Yaccarino will visit the Lehigh Valley on 10/14-10/16, for his new highly acclaimed children’s book, The Longest Storm (Astra Publishing, 8/31/21)
From New York Times Best Illustrated award winner Dan Yaccarino comes a heartwarming family story that will resonate for children who've experienced the Covid-19 quarantine -- or other kinds of loss -- featuring a dad and three children who rebuild their fraying bonds after being confined to their home together.
Starred reviews from - Booklist ★ Kirkus ★ Publishers Weekly ★ School Library Journal
★"At once timely and timeless... This book will stay with readers long after the last page is turned." -- School Library Journal, STARRED ★ A new classic. -- Booklist, STARRED ★An emotionally nuanced, authentic picture book that simultaneously hints at and avoids mention of recent events. Conveying instantly recognizable sadness and stresses, it clearly shows how connection and resilience can prevail in the face of any storm." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED. ★Splendid.. The story feels emotionally true to the process of going through any profound crisis.... Resonant and reassuring." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
Dan Yaccarino will be visiting three EPSD elementary schools, one ASD elementary school, as well as three public events over the 3-day tour. Students at the schools receiving a visit can purchase a book to be signed by the author as well as able to donate a book to Lehigh Valley Reads. All visits are complementary to the school districts and townships. As of 2021, Let’s Play Books Bookstore has provided over $110,000.00 of free author visits to children in the Lehigh Valley.