Come on Monday, Feb. 4 from 7:30-8:30 to hear some hilarious stories about Nicholas, the mischievous schoolboy who's been called the Dennis the Menace of France. These books, written by Rene Goscinny, are particularly great for reluctant readers. Participants should be in kindergarten or older, however, as these aren't picture books. Register by calling 301-891-7259 or emailing email@example.com (put Nicholas in the subject line, please).
Created by author Rene Goscinny (author of the Asterix books) and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempe nearly 50 years ago, Nicholas is a cult figure in France, beloved by adults and children alike for his exuberance, curiosity, and innate ability to both delight an annoy his parents and teachers. The Nicholas books have been translated into several other languages, but never into English until two years ago when Phaidon Press began publishing English translations of the Nicholas books. Four volumes are available so far, with several more to come.
We decided that it might be fun to share Nicholas with our library's young readers, and so we will hold a Nicholas At Night event on Monday, Feb. 4, from 7:30-8:30. We've even got a larger-than-life cardboard Nicholas figure to inspire us, on loan from the publisher. On Feb. 4, we'll introduce young readers to Nicholas and his gang of friends and then read some of the funniest Nicholas stories. We may even do a "Reader's Theater" production of a story if participants are willing. We'll also have Nicholas pins, stickers and coloring pages to give out to participants.Posted by The Bee at January 24, 2008 01:58 PM