Kara Johnson reads and signs the "Woollard" series!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes author Kara Johnson a.k.a. K.J. Scribbles for some stories and fun on Saturday, September 16th at 11am. Join us outside under the tent at the Farmers' Market to hear her read Woollard: A Little Stitched Book and Woollard: In New York City, the first two books in her The Stuff Kids series. There will be fun things to see and do too! Bri Crabtree will be juggling, there will be a fun wool craft project for kids, and a special sheep visitor at the petting zoo!
Woollard is the first book in the series called The Stuff Kids. These books and related products are designed to teach and inspire kids, parents, and teachers about what stuff is made of and why. She hopes to inspire others to look differently at the world and see, love, and learn a little bit more about the character and personality of the materials that surround us.
Each character in the series is made of different materials that we see all around us. Woollard is made of wool and finds adventure wherever he goes. Bob is made of cork and lives on a vineyard, his illustrations are water-colored. Page is made of paper and lives in a bookstore, her illustrations are cut-and-folded paper. Walter (he's made of concrete), Stretch (she's made of rubber), Sandy (she's made of glass), Rusty (he's made of steel), Twister (she's made of cotton). These other great characters will soon be books too, so stay on the lookout!
Kara Johnson a.k.a. K.J. Scribbles is a materials scientist and published her thesis as a textbook to teach/inspire designers to think differently about materials and design. She worked side-by-side with designers at IDEO for 15 years to imagine and build meaningful, beautiful or functional objects and stories, with materials as a key ingredient. Now she wants to teach and inspire kids about what stuff is made of and why.
Copies of Woollard: A Little Stitched Book, Woollard: In New York City, and Woollard: At the North Pole will be available for purchase at the event. Kara will donate $1 per each book sale to Slide Ranch to help fund their sheep/wool program.