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There's A Dinosaur on the 13th Floor Book Signing

Event date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Bedtime Surprises Abound!

There's A Dinosaur on the 13th Floor book cover

Get ready for a fun and silly bedtime story with author Wade Bradford! Wade will read his book and then sign books. 

If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below. 

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About the book: Will Mr. Snore ever get some shut-eye at the busy Sharemore Hotel? The room on the first floor is too noisy. The room on the second floor is too crowded. The room on the third floor is too damp. Everywhere Mr. Snore goes, with a dutiful bellhop leading the way, he encounters something that's bound to keep him awake. Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet? Perhaps Mr. Snore will have better luck on the thirteenth floor. . . . From author and playwright Wade Bradford and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes comes a laugh-out-loud tale that plays with expectations and revelations -- and reveals a surprisingly thought-provoking final twist.

Wade Bradford author photo

About the author: Wade Bradford teaches English at Moorpark College and is the author of Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? and Around the World in a Bathtub. Along with picture books, he has written more than thirty-five plays. Wade Bradford lives in southern California, where he enjoys "napping, snoozing, and occasionally snoring."

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There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor Cover Image
By Wade Bradford, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763686659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Mr. Snore is tired and just wants a comfortable bed at the Sharemore Hotel. Encountering sleeping companions from a mouse, a pig, spiders, giraffes and even burrowing hamsters, poor Mr. Snore finally tries the 13th floor where a twist of gigantic proportions awaits! Hawkes’s playful illustrations match perfectly with the absurdity of Bradford’s delightful romp. Instant storytime classic! - Maureen


Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe Cover Image
By Wade Bradford, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - June 20th, 2017

Papa Bear's Page Fright Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781441325983
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peter Pauper Press - April 1st, 2018

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