If you happen to be in Seattle, then please consider stopping by my book launch for my debut picture book, Vote for Me!, Thursday April 5th 7:00 PM at Secret Garden Books. We have some fun election-themed games and activities planned for the launch party for both the young and the old. There will be cookies, buttons, pin the tail on Donkey, and perhaps a mud fight of sorts. If you do come, then come wearing either red or blue or yellow or purple to show who you support.
Here's what Secret Garden Books has to say:
Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
Join us as we celebrate debut author and F.o.G.* Ben Clanton’s new book. Just in time for election season!
Ben Clanton is a story scribbler, picture squiggler, book aficionado, child advocate, dragon tamer (he wishes!) and avid sock wearer (especially of the striped variety). He came to this planet in 1988 and has spent most of his time here reading, drawing, sleeping, gardening and eating chocolate.
Vote for Me! is Ben’s first picture book and it has already garnered much acclaim. Donkey calls it “a real kick,” and Elephant thinks it is “the right book for just about anybody.”
Ben is also the illustrator of the Jasper John Dooley series by Caroline Adderson.
*Friend of the Garden, of course!