Eric Carle, renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, has teamed up with the best-known picture book illustrators for a new children's book, "What's Your Favorite Animal?" (Henry Holt and Co., $17.99).
Every spread in the book features an artist's favorite animal with a creative answer to the timeless question. Some animals are described with a brief poem, others with personal anecdotes. The roster of illustrators includes Mo Willems, Rosemary Wells, Jon Klassen, Chris Raschka, Susan Jeffers, Peter Sis, Erin Stead and more.
All royalties from "What's Your Favorite Animal?" will be donated to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, created to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Barnes & Noble is hosting a nationwide storytime event featuring animal-themed activities and crafts. Here the local Barnes & Noble stores participating in the event:
Bay Shore (842 Sunrise Hwy.) on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Carle Place (91 Old Country Rd.) on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
East Northport (4000 East Jericho Tpke.) on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Lake Grove (600 Smith Haven Mall) on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Massapequa (5224 Sunrise Hwy.) on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Visit barnesandnoble.com for more information.