Join us for a special Saturday morning storytime featuring two talented author/illustrators with their latest books for kids!

when dogs dreamJean Ekman Adams' When Dogs Dream introduces young readers to Shorty, Darryl, and Shine, four lovable dogs with fantastic imaginations. When they dream, they dream big. These creative canines imagine what it would be like to drive the car instead of simply chase it. They dream of riding in the nice part of the plane, throwing little parties, and having the perfect home! Each with a personality distinctly their own, these lovable dogs may not have much, but they have each other and their dreams!

jumpIn Guy Porfirio's Jump! we meet  Barb, a clever cactus with a sense of adventure, who thinks that nothing ever changes in the desert, until she takes a leap of a lifetime. Join the most exciting jumping cholla you'll ever meet as she jumps from her home cactus onto an unsuspecting coyote, and from there ends up hitching rides all across the country. Guy Porfirio's hilarious illustrations will make readers giggle as they watch the dismay and confusion on the faces of the folks that Barb encounters as she deflates rafts and pops balloons in her merry wake.

jeanJean Ekman Adams' talents as an author and illustrator can be seen in the best-selling Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse series, a mainstay in the world of Southwestern children's literature. Her charming books have won numerous awards and continue to delight children and parents alike. Jean splits her time between Arizona and Durango.

guyGuy Porfirio grew up in Chicago drawing pictures of cars, dinosaurs, and sometimes dinosaurs driving cars. He went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art where he learned how to draw people and landscapes...and even better dinosaurs driving cars. Guy ventured to find inspiration in the Arizona desert, which propelled him to illustrate numerous children's books, including The Legend of St. Nicholas, The Day I Could Fly, and Grandpa's Little One. Guy lives in Tucson, Arizona.


Event date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
Maria's Bookshop
960 Main Ave
81301-5122 Durango
When Dogs Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933855844
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rio Chico Books for Children - March 2013

Jump! Cover Image
By Guy Porfirio, Guy Porfirio (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781933855813
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Rio Chico Books for Children - April 2012

A Cowgirl and Her Horse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933855714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rio Chico Books for Children - October 2011

Clarence Goes Out West & Meets a Purple Horse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780873587532
Availability: Backordered
Published: Cooper Square Pub - March 2000

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960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


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