NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Author, illustrator of children’s book to visit Roosevelt Library Saturday


Meet the author and illustrator of “Moo,” a children’s book, at Roosevelt Library on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Roosevelt Library.

(If earlier is better for you, the duo will be at Wild Rumpus at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9.)

Author David LaRochelle has written or illustrated over 25 books, including picture books, puzzle books, craft books, and just recently, his first book for young adults. He works full-time as an author and illustrator, and lives in White Bear Lake, Minn. According to his web site, , “When I’m not working on a new book, I love entering contests, solving puzzles, orienteering, traveling, and carving pumpkins. And of course I love to read!”

Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka grew up in Spicer, Minn. He currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Anna, and two children, Franklin and Olivia. Wohnoutka is currently working on a new picture book, the first he has both illustrated and written. It is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2014 by Holiday House. See more at

According to Booklist, Moo is “a delightful visual adventure.” Publishers Weekly said: “An utterly fun moo-aloud.”

Book Description
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Here is the story of . . .
One cow.
One word.
One udderly wild adventure . . .