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Storytime: A Zebra Plays Zither

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:50 am - 12:10 pm
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

An aged Alligator 
artistically squeezes 
Accordion solos 
in time with sea breezes

Amble through the ABCs—from alligator to zither—with this animal alphabet and musical revue. As you follow along in rhyming time, you’ll encounter drumming dragonflies, fluting fishes, orchestral owls, and other creatures in concert. There’s even a special appearance from a unicorn on ukulele.

With wondrous watercolor art illustrated by Janice Bond, A Zebra Plays Zither is chock-full of magical musical moments that children will cherish. After you’ve met all the musically minded animals in this eclectic ensemble, an ABC review page provides a fitting finale. Grab your instrument of choice, warm up those vocal chords, and leaf through this alphabetic libretto—just be ready for an encore!

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

 

Janice Bond

Written and illustrated by Janice BondA Zebra Plays Zither was inspired by her love of illuminated letters and language, pen and ink, and watercolor. Bond is also a printmaker. She studied art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Bond lives, works, and creates in Portland, Oregon. She used pen and ink with watercolor to create animals and instruments in this book.  
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