December 1, 2020

Bestselling children’s Author/Illustrator Loren Long returns to Books & Books

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Loren Long_LRYoung booklovers and their parents are in for a real treat when #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Loren Long hosts Books & Books’ popular Story Time on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30am at Hollywood Theaters.

Long visited the Camana Bay bookstore in September 2011 for the Cayman Islands launch of Otis and the Tornado. Now he returns to share his new children’s picture book featuring the beloved little tractor, Otis and the Puppy. As renowned for his illustrations as he is for his writing, Long will also spark imaginations with a live drawing demonstration.

This free event is part of the Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, generously sponsored by Camana Bay.

Otis and the Tornado_LRAbout the Book

Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be “It,” finding his friends as they hide. Yet when the newest addition to the farm—a bounding puppy who can’t sit still and has a habit of licking faces—tries to hide, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. There’s just one problem: Otis is also afraid of the dark. His friend is alone and in need, though, so Otis takes a deep breath, counts to ten, and sets off on a different game of hide-and-seek.

Select titles by Loren Long are now available at Books & Books.

About the Author

Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado and the soon to be released Otis and the Puppy. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna.

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•          Founded in 1982 by Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books is exceptionally well-respected in the literary community as one of America’s most successful independent bookstores with three locations in South Florida – plus stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, Miami International Airport and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

•          Books & Books Grand Cayman is located in the Town Centre of Camana Bay, at 45 Market Street, where it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The store number is 345.640.2665.

•          Books & Books was one of the first shops to open in the Town Centre of Camana Bay; Grand Cayman’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment destination. The store is designed to encourage customers to explore and creates a sense of discovery with a large section dedicated to Caymanian authors, as well as a vast number of titles of Caribbean interest. A light and airy room dedicated to children has a particularly impressive selection of picture books in addition to toys, educational games and books for kids of all ages. The new and notable fiction section includes New York Times bestsellers, while the art room has a comprehensive collection of architecture, design, photography and gardening books.

•          The Books & Books International Visiting Author Series brings renowned authors from around the world to Grand Cayman. The store has hosted more than 100 writers including Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, Robert Goolrick, Alexander McCall Smith and Dylan Lauren and children’s authors and illustrators such as Mo Willems, Loren Long and Anna Dewdney.

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