The Learned Owl Book Shop is hosting children's author and illustrator, Erin Barker, on Saturday, October 5, from 11-1 pm. Ms. Barker received her BA in Painting from Asbury University in 2011, and now focuses on visual storytelling for kids while teaching creative workshops here and there. When she isn’t drawing, painting, or making up weird characters, you can find her at blue manatee literacy project talking about Harry Potter, rollerblading, musical theatre, or the X-Files.
Her first picture book, Mr Pumpkin’s Tea Party is a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party. It is a perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.