Oakland - Release Party for "A Dazzling Display of Dogs" with Betsy Franco and Michael Wertz
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to welcome illustrator Michael Wertz and author Betsy Franco to the store to celebrate the release of A Dazzling Display of Dogs on Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm.
Like their previous children's book, A Curious Collection of Cats, A Dazzling Display of Dogs combines Franco's concrete poetry with Wertz's bold, colorful illustrations. This time around, the two celebrate all things canine, as Betsy's words and Michael's images intertwine playfully on the page.
Michael Wertz lives and works in Oakland with his husband, musician and programmer Andrew Cowitt, and their dog Olive. Betsy Franco is the author of numerous books for children, including Counting Our Way to the 100th Day, Mathematickles, and Birdsongs. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. They have three sons -- two actors and a sculptor.