Join Josh Funk to talk about “Dear Unicorn.”
AUTHOR TALK DETAILS
12/1/2023 at 4:30 PM
THE TINY BOOKSTORE
1130 PERRY HWY STE 106
PITTSBURGH, PA 15237-2141
About the Author:
By day, Josh Funk writes C++, Java Code, and Python scripts as a software engineer, which he’s been doing for the last twenty years. In his spare time he uses ABC’s, drinks Java coffee, and writes picture book manuscripts, such as How to Code a Sandcastle, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Dear Dragon, and more. Josh graduated from the UMass Amherst Commonwealth College with a degree in computer science. He is a board member of the Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, Massachusetts, and the co-coordinator of the 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conference.
About the Book:
Two pen pals receive the shock of a lifetime in this giggle-inducing ode to friendship, art, and keeping an open mind!
Connie’s art class is partnering up with pen pals this year, and she loves exchanging letters with her new friend, Nic, even though the two of them are polar opposites. Connie takes her art seriously and thinks things like kittens are nothing more than a distraction, while Nic has a more whimsical approach to painting and knows the value of a good cupcake. But both are eagerly awaiting the end of year pen pal art festival where their two classes will finally meet.
But they’re in for quite the shock…
Connie doesn’t know Nic is a unicorn. And Nic has no clue that Connie is a human.
It turns out, though, that even this surprise can’t get in the way of true friendship. Through their letters, they see that their differences are their strengths–and that they lave a lot to learn from each other.
With Josh Funk’s signature laugh-out-loud humor and Charles Santoso’s explosively fun illustrations, Dear Unicorn is a celebration of new friends, art, and stepping outside your comfort zone.