I Am a Thief! Special Storytime with Molly Ruttan
A Grand Heist at Storytime!
It takes courage to correct a mistake. Once Upon A Time will have a special guest at our storytime this week, Molly Ruttan illustrator of I am a Thief. This picture book is all about the little and sometimes silly ways mistakes are made and fixed. Join us as Molly reads her book, shares some of her drawings and maybe some of her mistakes! Afterwods, she will be happy to answer questions and sign books.
If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below.
About the Book: When Eliza Jane Murphy--line leader, captain of the worm rescue team--impulsively pockets a sparkly green stone from her classroom's "Exploring Green" display table, her heart crumples.
But when she discovers that nearly everyone in her family took something once in their lives--from her baby brother and mom, to her nana with her sausage-stealing dog--Eliza overcomes her shame to make things right.
A hilarious and heartfelt story about stealing and finding the courage to do the right thing.
*Starred Review. This humorous story speaks to anyone who has made a regrettable mistake, rounding it out with a gently ironic surprise final spread... Hilarious and sweet, with a gentle, affirming moral.
About the Illustrator: Molly Ruttan grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. She and her twin sister showed signs of artistic and musical talent at a very early age. Molly attended the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and established a career as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in Los Angeles. She is married to her childhood friend and music producer, Gabriel Moffat. They have three daughters, three dogs, one cat, one rabbit, a garden, some fish, and who knows how many magical nature spirits animating the back yard!
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