Jarret Dapier: Mr. Watson's Chickens (Book Release party)

Stop by The Book Stall anytime between 10 AM and 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 12th to meet Jarrett Dapier, whose new picture book, Mr. Watson's Chickens, has already received glowing reviews. Jarrett will be installed on the sidewalk just outside the shop, and we'll have special giveaways for every family who drops by to get a book signed. We recommend this picture book for family storytime, and young readers (and listeners) ages 3 and up.

About the Book: Mr. Watson has 456 chickens in the sink, on the bed, in the bread box. When his partner, Mr. Nelson, threatens to leave, Mr. Watson takes his chickens to town to sell only for them to escape! Young readers will follow Mr. Watson all around town as he gathers up his chickens. But, when they're all rounded up, does he have the heart to sell them? Does a different fate await these chickens?

This irresistible book is full of read-aloud fun with its onomatopoeia, rollicking rhythm, and familiar refrains, but it ends with a touch of sweetness. With a farm theme, hilarious refrains, and a familiar narrative structure that unfolds in threes, Mr. Watson's Chickens has all the makings of a classic. Librarians, teachers, and parents looking for a new title that feels traditional will love sharing this book with children.

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!

About the Author: Jarrett Dapier is a teen services librarian at Skokie Public Library just outside of Chicago. He is the recipient of the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom from the American Library Association for his research into the censorship of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis in the Chicago Public Schools. He plays the drums, most notably while dressed as a skeleton at the White House for one of President Obama's Halloween celebrations. He does not own any chickens. Yet. This is his second book--we were honored to host a party for Jazz for Lunch just last month!

Event date: 

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Mr. Watson's Chickens Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452177144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

Interrupting Chicken meets Click, Clack, Moo in this zany classic-in-the-making!

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!


Jazz for Lunch! Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Eugenia Mello (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

Last Stop on Market Street gets a jazzy twist in this finger-licking good celebration of music, food, and family.

Struttin’ with Auntie Nina down to a club,
We’re gonna hear some music and then eat some grub.
Wanna get up close, but we’re stuck in the back,
We can’t see the drums and we can’t get a snack!
But Auntie Nina&