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October 7, 2023


Only folks who get grouchy from time to time are invited to this very cranky picture book launch celebration and signing with local author-illustrator duo Angela & Tony DiTerlizzi, in celebration of their forthcoming A VERY CRANKY BOOK. No perma-smiley kids or grownups! NONE! If you're cool being cranky, please join us on Saturday, October 7, from 10-11:30am here at High Five Books. Tony & Ang will read their book, lead us through some grumpy drawings, and be available for signing all of their work. (With a sneaky sneer, even.) FREE! All ages! Come get cranky!
Location: High Five Books • 141 N Main St, Northampton, MA 01062
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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.