Literacy in the Park Welcomes Llama Llama Author

Keeping Up With Kids  |  03/07/2013 9:00 am

Bowling Green State University welcomes children's book author Anna Dewdney, best known for her books featuring Llama Llama, as the guest speaker at  the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 16th. The event runs from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Bookworms of all ages are invited to this free event, which will include presentations and book signings by Dewdney, a live llama, hands-on literacy activities, interactive technology games, prizes, crafts performances and a poetry-reading contest. The grand prize winner of the latter receives a free Kindle Fire.

The poetry contest consists of three divisions, each limited to 15 teams per age group: primary (K-3), intermediate (grades 4-8) and adolescent/adult (grades 9 through college). Visit for contest rules.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks are also provided during the event. In addition, each child receives a free literacy bag containing a free “Llama Llama Red Pajama” book while supplies last. A variety of Dewdney’s books are also available for purchase.

Among her books is the New York Times bestselling “Llama Llama Misses Mama.” Other books in the series include the award-winning “Llama Llama Mad at Mama,” as well as “Llama Llama Holiday Drama,” and “Llama Llama Time to Share.” “Llama Lama and the Bully Goat” is expected to debut in the fall.

The Literacy in the Park event is made possible by the generosity of the Joseph and Judith Conda Family of Perrysburg, the BGSU College of Education and Human Development, and the BGSU School of Teaching and Learning.

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