Join a pack of readers!
Run wild with First Night of Howlergarten - a fun new picture book by local author-illustrator Benson Shum! Benson will read his book, draw some magical transformations, and then sign books. Best for young werewolves ages 4+.
Masks are recommended for our events.
About First Night of Howlergarten:
First-day-of-school jitters take on a whole new meaning at howlergarten, where future werewolves prepare for their big transformation!
Most kids go to kindergarten, but there is a special place for those who turn into werewolves. Instead of attending school during the day, these supernatural students go to howlergarten at night! There they practice tracking scents, listening to whispers on the wind, and more. But when one student named Sophie doesn't seem to possess the basic skills, she worries she won't become a werewolf at all. What will happen if she remains human when the full moon appears? Will she still be accepted as part of the pack, or will she be cast aside as an ordinary outsider?
About the author-illustrator:
Benson Shum has illustrated a number of picture books, including Adam Lehrhaupt's Sloth Went, Jennifer Sattler's Go to Sheep, and his own Anzu the Great Kaiju. Benson is also an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he has contributed to such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Frozen II, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Benson now lives in sunny Southern California.
Photo credit: Provided by author
Believe in yourself and find your pack in this tale perfect for the start of school. Whether you're a werewolf or a human - you will fit right in.