This Saturday, TOON Books was thrilled to participate in the kick-off to Children’s Book Week in Bryant Park. Hosted by majestic Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, the event included a stirring telling of “The Stinky Cheese Man,” a pop quiz on the life cycle of butterflies, and official (and delicious) Children’s Book Week cookies.

When it was TOON Books’ turn, Geoffrey drew a pirate ship (“No, it’s a box!” “It’s a ship!”) to set the scene, and Leigh got to wear her princess hat and read in a squeaky mouse voice, two of her favorite things. Everyone loved the story of the monster next door, and Geoffrey did drawings by special request following the reading. See images from the event below!