The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Cindy Derby's debut picture book, How to Walk an Ant. Please save the date and join us for this special afternoon event, which will include a puppetry performance—with ant puppets!—and innovative activities for adults and their kids.
There are nine steps to becoming an ant walker, and Amariyah, the expert ant walker, is here to show you how it’s done. This irreverent and quirky picture book follows a young girl as she goes through the process of walking ants, from polite introductions to tragic leash entanglements. In the end, this unique book shows that as long as you’re doing what you’re best at, you may find a like-minded friend to tag along.
Cindy Derby is an illustrator and author based out of San Francisco. How to Walk an Ant is her first picture book (Roaring Brook Press, March 2019). Other picture book titles (as illustrator) include: Climbing Shadows by Shannon Bramer (Groundwood Books, 2019); Outside by New York Times best selling author Deborah Underwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020); The Boy and the 800-Pound Gorilla by Jackie Azua Kramer (Candlewick Press, 2020). Cindy's background is in puppetry and she has performed all over the world. She received her Master of Arts from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was awarded grants from organizations such as The Jim Henson Foundation and Puppet Animation Scotland to assist in the creation of her shows. In 2014 Cindy won the grand prize for her illustration portfolio at the international SCBWI conference in Los Angeles. Her work is done in watercolor, india ink, gouache and inktense pencils.
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is an all ages event. The bar opens with doors at 2pm; event starts at 4pm.
As with all of our events, seating may be limited; you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing the book below -- when checking out, just be sure to include a note that you'd like to attend the event. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of How to Walk an Ant, and/or Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children, order below and put your request in the comments field.