We're celebrating author Danielle Davis and her first picture book, To Make!
Join Danielle and Crying Out Loud at BOK Play Cafe for a fun-filled morning of story time, creating and making, and play. Also – shop the wellness pop-up from Crying Out Loud and enjoy yummy snacks and beverages from the BOK cafe.
Your Family Ticket includes:
- Admission for 1 adult and 1 child (buy additional kids tickets for $5)
- Story time with author Danielle Davis, and one take-home copy of To Make
- Maker Ribbon Craft activity
- Complimentary use of BOK Play Cafe space until 12pm (snacks available for purchase)
- Note: for kids ages 4+, parents and caregivers can stay or drop off for the event
To Make is a guide to inspire every kid to make! It celebrates the process and perseverance of creativity while encouraging readers to "keep making."
To make . . . a cake, a garden, a song, you first gather, then make—and wait. To make a story (like this one), you gather, make, wait.
To make anything—big or small—it will take some time.
You may have to gather more, make more, and wait a little more, but you can create wonderful things if you just gather, make, and wait.
This gorgeous, timeless book gently emphasizes patience as part of the making process and is a fitting book for all homes, classrooms, and makerspaces everywhere.
Maker Ribbon Craft:
You're invited to wear, hang, or share this maker ribbon that helps you identify as a maker. Because you are a maker!
It also embodies the steps of any creative process: gather, make, wait.
You can create a ribbon with one of the themes from the book: garden, story, cake! Or you can create one with whatever elements you choose to reflect the wonderful things you like to make.
Hello! I'm Danielle Davis. I grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now live in Downtown Los Angeles.
I read, write, and roller-skate, as well as facilitate creative writing workshops for kids, helping them express their unique voices and imaginations.
I volunteer with Reading to Kids in Los Angeles.
I blog about picture books at This Picture Book Life.
I've got an M.A. in literature and creative writing, and a number of years ago, I had the privilege of teaching English to middle school and then community college students.
A number of my short stories have been published in literary magazines. Most recently, I published an article called, "Story Breath: Inspiration for Plot and Pace in Picture Books" in the SCBWI Bulletin.