The New Bicycle: Storytime on Independent Bookstore Day, with Darcy Day Zoells
Date and Time:
Apr 27 2024 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Book Stall
811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093

Darcy Day Zoells

The New Bicycle: Storytime on Independent Bookstore Day, with Darcy Day Zoells

Community Event

Join us at The Book Stall on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 am to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a delightful story time featuring children’s author and illustrator Darcy Day Zoells! She’ll be sharing her picture book, The New Bicycle, Gold Medal Winner of the 2022 Key Colors Competition. Shelle Rosenfeld of Booklist Review says, “A delightful blend of whimsy and realism that captures the joy of new bikes, imagination—and where both can take you.” This book is perfect for kids ages 4 to 6.

More About the Book: Mari lives in a very normal house in a very normal neighborhood. One day, she gets a new bicycle. It’s bright, bold and brimming with possibilities! Mari sets off to see where her new bicycle will take her and her trip down the block becomes a fantastic adventure. During her journey she meets new friends, transports precious cargo, and finds endless places to explore before returning home.

Youth Services Book Review says, “I loved the lyrical but simple language, which was well-matched to the elegant and representational line drawings, filled with watercolor. This was a delightful celebration of the power and wonder of bikes and the independence they bring, whether they’re used to run errands, meet new friends, deliver packages (here, an elephant!), or fulfill dreams.”

More About the Author: Darcy Day Zoells graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied art history and studio art. For ten years, she ran a visual literacy program in a K-5 school. She still feels passionate about helping children look critically and verbalize their questions about what they see. Her art history foundation and these experiences have had a profound effect on her work.

Independent Book Store Day is a national effort to recognize the importance of independent bookstores. This national one-day party held on the last Saturday in April celebrates independent bookstores across the country online and in-store. It’s a party you don’t want to miss!