This month, Caldecott Honor artist Vera Brosgol set out on tour in celebration of her new picture book, The Little Guys (Roaring Brook), about a group of tiny forest dwellers in need of a lesson in kindness. Over the course of her travels, Brosgol reached approximately 3,000 young readers in a series of school and public events. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from her tour, which included readings, drawing demos, and more.
The tour kicked off at Green Bean Books in Portland, Ore., where Brosgol donned an acorn cap and drew characters from her book.
A Little Guys-themed window display at Green Bean Books.
The author-illustrator meeting a young reader at Irvington Elementary School in Portland, during a visit hosted by Green Bean.
A multimedia presentation at Beverly Cleary Elementary School in Portland.
Brosgol read from her Caldecott Honor-winning picture Leave Me Alone! at the Reading Bug in San Carlos, Calif.
A moment in the sunshine with the Little Guys, outside of Loyola Elementary School in Los Altos, Calif.
Guests enjoyed homemade cookies at Schuler’s Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Mich.
BookBug in Kalamazoo, Mich., welcomed Brosgol for a public event.
Fans were treated to a drawing demo at the Red Balloon in St. Paul.