Cupcake picnic for Greenville children featuring author Lynn Plourde

Posted July 29, 2013, at 5:24 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Shaw Public Library, 9 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville, Maine

For more information: 695-3579

GREENVILLE, Maine — Maine children’s book author Lynn Plourde will give an interactive reading from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 8, at The Center for Moosehead History in Greenville. Plourde will share books interactively, including her hot-off-the press book, “You’re Wearing THAT to School?!” plus turn another book into a simple play with audience members acting out parts.

Children are encouraged to wear their most wacky and colorful first day of school outfits. Cupcakes, door prizes, and goody-bags are guaranteed, and all children must be under adult supervision.

Plourde’s new book tells the story of Penelope the hippo who wants to wear her sparkle rainbow outfit on the first day of school despite warnings from her best friend Tiny the mouse who encourages her to blend in. “You’re Wearing THAT to School?!” received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews plus a Gold Oppenheim Award. Those attending this Shaw Public Library event are encouraged to join Plourde by dressing in wild and wacky outfits in honor of Penelope.

Plourde has published 28 children’s books.  Video read-alouds, learning activities, and a blog on teaching writing are available on her website.

Plourde is a Skowhegan native who lives in Winthrop with her husband Paul Knowles.

The “Dig Into Reading Summer Program” and The Shaw Public Library Association sponsor this event.  695-3579.