Grant Snider Virtual Storytime

What: Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a special virtual storytime event with beloved New York Times illustrator & local author Grant Snider! Grant will join us online for a presentation of his newest children's book My Words—A delightful romp through one little girl's discovery of words. 

BONUS: Download our free My Words Word Search  HERE or take it online & make your own HERE

When: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: This is a virtual event. Join us live on Facebook HERE 

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Order your signed copies of My Words by Monday, Nov. 16 to receive a signed and personalized book. Grant will sign books after the virtual event!

Here's how it works: 

  • Select which books you'd like signed by Grant Snider. 
  • Enter the number of signed copies you'd like of each book. 
  • Complete the order and shipping information at checkout. **
  • Grant Snider can personalize books ordered on or before Sunday, Nov. 15. Enter personalization information in the comments section at checkout. 

** If you're giving these books as gifts, we can ship the books directly. Just enter the recipient's shipping information at checkout. 

About the Book

"I love words!" says Ava. "Words can be tiny, prickly, big, and bright!" 

In this delightful romp through one little girl's discovery of words, readers meet Ava—who asks: What was it like before I had words?  

Using a bright cheery palette, visual humor (and yes, even a big pile of words climbed by Ava), Grant Snider deftly follows the baby babbles, toddler questions, and little kid discoveries that are the hallmarks of how kids learn to "use their words."

An adventurous spirit and a cheerful disposition make Ava feel like a friend children will want to spend time with. Her curiosity is nurtured by family, friends, and the world she discovers around her.  

For fans of books like Dear Girl, and I Am Peace, My Words will appeal to curious children who want to know more about how they grew from babies, as well as children who are excited by language. Perfect for reading together at home or for the pre-K or K classroom, My Words is a book that will make readers want to talk about the things they say and excite them about the giant world of words.

About the Author

Grant Snider began drawing and writing before he knew what he was doing. Soon it was too late to stop. He has many favorite words, like zephyrtapir, and skyscraper. He is the author of the picture books What Color Is Night? and What Sound Is Morning? and is the creator of Incidental Comics, which were collected and published in two books, The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf. His comics about creativity and the human condition have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and The Best American Comics 2013. Grant lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, daughter, and three sons, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts, and you can also visit him at 

Event date: 

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Online Event
Wichita, KS 67218
My Words Cover Image
By Grant Snider, Grant Snider (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062907806
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 27th, 2020

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