Brentwood - Sunday April 21st at 3:00 pm -- Esme Shapiro and Daniel Kaufman discuss and signs "Roy Is Not a Dog".

photo of Esme Shapiro and Daniel Kaufman and book cover Join us on Sunday April 21st at 3:00 pm as we welcome Esme Shapiro and Daniel Kaufman to the store to discuss and sign Roy Is Not a Dog. 

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood.Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat. 

Take a ride down Lilypod Lane with Weasel and Pam Pam as they try to solve a mystery in their neighborhood in this hilariously fetching picture book: could their peculiar neighbor actually be a dog in disguise?
On Lilypod Lane, everyone knows everything about everybody . . . or so they believe! When curious paperboy Weasel encounters his mysterious neighbor Roy on his route, he becomes convinced that Roy is actually a dog! But when his friend Pam Pam disagrees, Weasel must put on his detective cap and do his best sleuthing to reveal Roy's extraordinary secret, and prove that not everything is as it seems, once and for all! An endearingly offbeat picture book that celebrates neighbors and neighborhoods, Roy Is Not a Dog delivers laughs and lessons about accepting others for who they are as well as the risks and rewards of showing your true self.
Esmé ​​​​​Shapiro grew up in Laurel Canyon, California and Ontario, Canada, and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her previous picture books include Ooko, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016, Alma and the Beast, Carol and the Pickle-Toad and, most recently, My Self, Your Self. Esmé also illustrated Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Margaret McNamara and A Garden of Creatures by Sheila Heti. Esmé lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Daniel, and their two dogs.

Daniel Newell Kaufman is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose documentaries and short films have played at the SXSW, Tribeca and Cannes Lions film festivals. Raised in both Los Angeles and Vermont, Daniel’s life is driven by a deep curiosity and love of people. This is Daniel’s debut picture book. He lives with his wife and co-author, Esmé Shapiro, in an old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.
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Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
225 26th St
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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