Flibbertigibbety Words

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:00am

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Gather around little Shakespeares! Did you know that Shakespeare invented or introduced over 1,000 words that we still use today! Author Donna Guthrie is visiting us virtually to share her new picture book all about some flibbertigibbety words and how young Shakespeare caught them! Check it out on Facebook!

With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old.

It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to catch them, but they are flibbertigibbety and quick and slip right through his fingers. Soon whole lines of verse are leading him on a wild goose chase as they tumble, dip, flip and skip all through town, past a host of colorful characters the observant reader may find as familiar as the quotes. William remains persistent, and with time and the proper tools he finds a way to keep the words with him.

Donna Guthrie is a writer, documentary filmmaker, playwright, and lecturer whose many books for children include I Can’t Believe It’s History!, Putting on a Play, and Mrs. Gigglebelly Is Coming for Tea. She graduated from Vermont College with an MFA in Children’s and Young Adult Writing. When she’s not attending Shakespeare Festivals all over the western US, she lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration Cover Image
By Donna Guthrie, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645670629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Page Street Kids - September 1st, 2020