VIRTUAL: Kari Percival, How to Say Hello to a Worm

Porter Square Books is delighted to present local authors and illustrators Kari Percival with Jannie Ho for the celebration of Kari's debut children's book How to Say Hello to a Worm! This event will be free and open to all, taking place virtually via Crowdcast on Monday, February 28 at 7pm ET. One lucky attendee will be chosen to win a kitchen-garden collection of heirloom seeds that we'll be raffling off during the event! Kari will also be stopping by the store to sign and personalize copies of How to Say Hello to a Worm that are pre-ordered between now and February 22, so be sure to pre-order your copy now to get a personalized note from the author/illustrator.

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Say "hello" to worms, dirt, peas, and more in this gentle how-to guide for connecting with nature.

The beautiful simplicity of a garden is depicted through digital woodcut illustrations and engaging nonfiction text presented as a series of sweet questions and gentle replies. Less of a traditional how-to and more of a how-to-appreciate, this soothingly sparse text paints an inviting and accessible picture of what a garden offers. And with an all-child cast, the absence of an adult presence empowers readers to view the garden and its creatures through their own eyes, driven by curiosity and wonder.

This delightful book embodies the magic of gardening and encourages all readers, from those who LOVE the outdoors to those with hesitation, to interact with nature at their own, comfortable pace.

Kari Percival's illustration style is rooted in the woodcuts she's been carving and printing for more than two decades. Kari is a 2017 recipient of the New England SCBWI Four-by-Four Mentorship. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master's in Education and Environmental Science from Antioch University. Ecology has always been her favorite topic to teach, whether in the classroom or in the community garden. Kari lives with her husband and two children just outside Boston near a magical waterfall. On rainy days, she can be found rescuing earth worms out of puddles (because she just can't walk by when they are wiggling for help).

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie Ho received her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduating, she worked as an in-house graphic designer at Nickelodeon and Scholastic and as an art director at TIME for Kids. Jannie has illustrated numerous board and novelty books, including Hello, My World and TummyTime: Animal Parade for duopress, and is the author/illustrator of the picture book Bear and Chicken. Her artwork also appears in toys, stationery, and digital media. Jannie lives with her family near Boston, MA

Event date: 

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

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Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story Cover Image
By Teresa Bateman, Jannie Ho (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823445172
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Holiday House - January 18th, 2022