[NEW DATE!] Darin Shuler presents 'Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic: Book No. 2'

Frog & Toad meet Elephant & Piggie meet Bill & Ted in this wonderfully strange and funny book about best friends on a cosmic adventure.

*This event was previously scheduled for May 22nd.*

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome local author and illustrator Darin Shuler to our Lake Forest Park store! Shuler will be presenting his new book, Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic, his second book following the friendship of Dog and Hat and their colorful adventures. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

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!

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About Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic. . .

Dog & Hat search for some dreamy moon magic!

When Ant sets out to visit her cousins on moon, Dog and Hat join the journey, hoping to arrive in time to have a picnic during a very special moon occasion—a lunar eclipse. Can the trio overcome the many obstacles to get there in time?

Dreams, jokes, and curiosities abound in this wonderfully strange and funny adventure where Dog and Hat (and Ant!) discover that big dreams are possible when friends provide help along the way.

Can you imagine anything more magical?

Praise for Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic. . .

"A madcap graphic novel debut, [with] color-saturated panels . . . humorous details and hidden objects."
Publishers Weekly

"Expect to giggle over the fun facts, puns [and] jokes. . . . A treat for the eyes."
Kirkus Reviews

“...wonderfully surreal. This out-of-this-world adventure proves that with good friends and happy thoughts, any dream can be realized.”
—Kirkus Reviews 

Darin Shuler makes books for children. His second book, Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic comes out 5/23/2023! He has self-published several comics, including the Xeric Award-winning series Castle & Wood. He received a bachelor’s degree with a focus in illustration from The Evergreen State College in 2005. Sometimes he teaches drawing and comics to kids. He lives in Bothell, Washington with his partner, two daughters, mother in law, and three cats.

Want a signed edition of the featured book, but can't make it to the event? Order through our website or over the phone, and write your request for a signature or personalization in the comments field at checkout. Please call the hosting store if you're placing your order within 24 hours of the event.

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