Kids Storytime with Steve Scher and Sarah Waller — 'The Moon Bear'

Join us for kids storytime at Lake Forest Park!


Third Place Books welcomes Steve Scher (author) and Sarah Waller (illustrator) for a reading of their picture book The Moon Bear, including additional arts and crafts activities inspired by the book! Kids and parents of all ages are welcome! 


About The Moon Bear . . .

The night can be a scary time. It is dark. It can be a magical time too. Stars are out, the moon is bright. Strange and perhaps marvelous noises drift in through an open window. Gwen, a little girl in a very big bed, awakens to a noise one night and goes to her window. In the tree outside, she finds a very big bear. Together they climb to the top so the Moon Bear can taste the honey dripping from the full orange moon.


Steve Scher, a personality at Seattle’s public radio for more than twenty-seven years, now writes on Whidbey Island, where he hears to coyotes howling, watches bats flit across the starry sky, and listens to tree frogs serenading one another. Sometimes, on nights when there is a big full moon, he knows there may also be a marvelous creature shaking a big old tree.

Sarah Waller’s art has been featured in museums and galleries all along the West Coast.  Whether she’s creating an orchestra of 25 hand-painted violins or rendering scientific illustrations to document the decline of yellowfin tuna, Sarah finds inspiration in stories.  She loves teaching art, especially in local schools. Sarah lives in Kirkland with her husband, two kids, two dogs, assorted chickens, and a parrot. She drew upon several personal bear encounters while illustrating The Moon Bear.  If you ask, she’ll tell you her "bear chased by a poodle-in-a-dress” story.


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