Special Storytime with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis
Join author Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis — creators of WBUR’s award-winning children’s podcast, Circle Round — as they present the latest in a new picture book series that highlights a range of folktales exploring timeless values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and more!
The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry between the Animals and the Birds tells the story of the animals’ and birds’ decision to hold a ball game to determine which side is best. But when a tiny creature shows up who doesn’t seem to fit on either team, all participants learn the value of diversity and celebrating those who seem “different.”
Inspired by a classic folktale originating from the Cherokee, Creek, Ojibwe and Menominee people of North America, The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry between the Animals and the Birds is the third in the Circle Round picture book series and features text by Rebecca Sheir and vibrant illustrations by Ojibwe Woodland artist Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. Accompanying activities and prompts encourage children to develop their own storytelling skills.
Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? You may reserve signed books online!