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Celebrating Author Gary Bogue, an Evening with Artist Chuck Todd: October 24
Benicia Literary Arts, partnering with Bookshop Benicia, continues its series of thought-provoking author talks. Our next event will be held at Bookshop Benicia on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m., and will celebrate the late author Gary Bogue, and his recent book, Is That a Skunk? Local artist Chuck Todd will share what it was like working with the noted wildlife advocate on the book, and insights about the book's production and artwork.
In this charming picture book, Lucas and his family adjust to their new urban wildlife neighbor ... a SKUNK! Along the way they learn all about these surprisingly amiable animals: their favorite things to eat, their preferred places to stay, their friends and enemies, and even how to get rid of their smell. https://www.isthataskunk.com/
Published by Heyday Books
Gary Bogue (1938-2019) was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum for twelve years and has written books for young people about their local "backyard" wildlife. He had a daily column on pets and wildlife in the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group for over 40 years. His books include The Racoon Next Door and There's a Hummingbird in My Backyard.
Chuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist. After more than two decades as a newspaper artist and presentation editor, Chuck has turned his focus to creating illustrations for children's books, magazines, websites and comics.
Bookshop Benicia is located at 636 First Street in historic downtown Benicia. Parking is plentiful, but seating is limited so come early. Books will be available for purchase and author signings. Light refreshments will be provided.
Benicia Literary Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, encourages reading and writing in the Benicia community by producing events, creating a community of writers and readers, encouraging their development, and publishing works of high quality in all genres.
Images courtesy of Chuck Todd