Storytime with Barbara Davis-Pyles and Liz Wong — 'Nobody Likes Frogs: A Book of Toadally Fun Facts'

An unfrogettable storytime event at Lake Forest Park!


Third Place Books welcomes renowned children's book author Barbara Davis-Pyles and illustrator Liz Wong for a reading from their latest book, Nobody Likes Frogs: A Book of Toadally Fun Facts, a humorous narrative nonfiction picture book that cleverly puts the reader in the role of the "expert" to educate a persnickety turtle about the amazing amphibian known as the frog. This event is free and open to the public.

This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

Kids of all ages welcome to attend!

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About Nobody Likes Frogs. . .

Why would you pick up a book about frogs? Nobody likes them! At least according to Persnickety Q. Turtle.

With the reader's help, Persnickety Q. Turtle learns intriguing frog facts, such as they can breathe through their skin while underwater and their eyes help them swallow. 

Pick up this book and help Persnickety Q. Turtle find out all the reasons frogs are such incredible creatures.

Praise for Nobody Likes Frogs. . .

"These frog facts go down as easily as the flies frogs catch."
Kirkus Reviews

Barbara Davis-Pyles is the author of Grizzly Boy, CliFF the Failed Troll, and Stubby the Fearless Squid and has written hundreds of fiction and nonfiction pieces for the children's education market. In addition to her curriculum-based work, she helped create A Day in the Meadow (with composer Frederick Frahm), a pipe organ demonstrator for children (Wayne Leupold Editions, 2006). When Barbara's not writing, she can be found hiking, biking, or packing for a road trip. She lives in the northwest corner of Washington State with her family. 

Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. Winning the first place trophy in her elementary school poster contest encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family. Liz holds a BFA in Art and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington and currently resides in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and son. She continues to alternately delight and exasperate her family to this day.

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