The Official Not-To-Be-Missed Escargot launch party will be held at 3pm on April 9, 2017 at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley, California. But what if you can't make it? No need to cry, scream, and gnash your teeth. We have many Escargot events planned this spring. I've listed some of them below, but check the calendar to see them all as we're adding new ones all the time.
"But," you say. "But what if I want to hold my very own Escargot storytime at my very own library or bookstore or even just with my very own children? What if I want to have an Escargot-themed birthday party, complete with games and prizes? What if I want to dress up as Escargot for Halloween, or just to go to work? What THEN?"
Relax, honey-bunch. Escargot and I have got you covered.
You can now download, straight from the MacMillan website, a gorgeous, fun-filled, action-packed Escargot Story Hour Kit and host your own Escargot party whenever you like! The kit features everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, you might possibly need to have the snailiest, Frenchiest, funnest event of your ever-loving life. The only other things you'll need are the book and some children. However, if you think you'd also like a snail costume and some snail cookies, well, I'll be adding information about those very soon.
What's in this storyhour kit, you ask?
- A poster for advertising your event
- A list of everything you'll need to have on hand
- A super fun finger-play that I wrote just for this book
- A snail tentacle template for making snail headbands
- A snail racing game with adorable snail standees to use
- A list of fascinating snail facts with which to amuse and impress your friends
Now, I know what your next question will be. "Are there enough snail facts to completely fill my mind with all the snail-based trivia I need?" The answer, sadly, is no. And that's not because the story hour kit is in any way faulty. It is simply that the world of the gastropod is so incredibly full of wonder and marvel that no single fact sheet can possibly satisfy the yawning curiosity most of us feel about all things Snail. Thus, I promise that this blog will continue to be filled with fascinating snail tidbits for weeks to come. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, the Escargot Story Time Kit awaits you. Please email me through the Contact form on this website to share photos of your fabulous Escargot events! And check out the events below and on the calendar to find one near you!
Sunday, April 9, 3:00 PM
Escargot Launch Party
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday, April 12, 11:00 AM
The Reading Bug
785 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
Tuesday, April 18, 4 PM
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA
Saturday, April 24, 11:00 AM
Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR
Saturday, May 6
Turn the Page Festival
Sunday, May 7 11:00 AM
Books Inc, Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA
Saturday, May 13, 12:00 PM
Napa Bookmine, Oxbow Public Market
610 First Street, Shop 4, Napa, California
Sunday, May 21
Oakland Book Festival
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, California
Friday, June 2
Javits Center, New York, NY
Sunday, June 4
Bay Area Book Festival