Mac Barnett

What:  Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his newest picture book for children, HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE.

When:  Wednesday, September 7, 5:00 pm

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mac Barnett for book personalization, please purchase HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

About the Author:

Mac Barnett is the New York Times best-selling author of over twenty books for children, including COUNT THE MONKEYS, illustrated by Kevin Cornell; CHLOE AND THE LION, illustrated by Adam Rex; and EXTRA YARN and SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE, both illustrated by Jon Klassen, and both winners of a Caldecott Honor and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. He also writes the TERRIBLE TWO series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, California. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter @macbarnett.

A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of the book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
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How This Book Was Made Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423152200
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

Beloved, bestselling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex team up again, this time to reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book...with a few unexpected twists along the way!

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what?