Blogs > The OP Book Stop

The Oakland Press wants to share book-related news with you, including updates on events and reviews. We want to talk books with you, so feel free to contribute.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Children's book author

Rhythm, Rhyme, Rattle and Roll

with author Denise Fleming at the Library

Picture book author/illustrator Denise Fleming will speak to audiences at both branches of the Farmington Community Library on Saturday, September 25, 2010.  Ms. Fleming will talk about creating lively books for young children using rhyming, rhythmic language, and energetic pictures that seem to rattle and roll.  She will also talk about her writing influences for her award-winning books, In the Small, Small Pond and her newest release, Sleepy, Oh, so Sleepy.
She will be at the Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty Street, Farmington at 10:30 a.m., and at the Main Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ms. Fleming will describe how she makes her beautiful books and will read a book aloud.
Children love poring over Ms. Fleming's lush images that reflect their natural world in parks, on the sidewalk and at home. They also love the rich, dynamic language found in Mama Cat has Three Kittens, Alphabet Under Construction, Beetle Bop, and In the Tall, Tall Grass.  Ms. Fleming's unique illustrations are created using brightly colored paper images which she layers from paper pulp using a silk-screen that her husband David Powers constructs.
One book and one poster will be given away at each presentation. Those who register to attend the 2 p.m. or the 4 p.m. event at the Main Library and receive an additional raffle ticket.  Ms. Fleming will autograph her books which will be available for sale by Book Beat Bookstore. 
Please join us for these free programs which are intended for children ages 5 and up as well as interested adults.  These presentations are generously sponsored in memory of Barbara Novatis, noted Farmington Hills principal, teacher and library friend by her family and friends.
Register through the Library's Website at and use the Calendar/View Programs Calendar links, or call the Library's Children's Department at (248) 848-4315.

Contact:  Laura Scott, Head of Children's Services, Main Library
Farmington Community Library
(248) 848-4315
(248) 553-3228


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home