Shannon Kelley Atwater - Storytime - Alligators Don’t Like Flowers

Local author Shannon Kelley Atwater will be at The Garden District Book Shop for a storytime reading of her book Alligators Don’t Like Flowers.

Angelo the alligator was different in every way. With eyes bright blue and skin snow white, he loved to watch the butterflies and fireflies. One day he came upon a marsh filled with flowers and wove some into a crown. What happens when he wears his beautiful new crown?

Atwater shares a sweet story of friendship and community celebrating the differences that make individuals special and overcoming the stereotypes that separate them. Her expressive illustrations capture the feelings of friendship, joy, and--sometimes--alienation that children experience in a story that provides a valuable lesson of acceptance. When the swamp friends unite in a procession that rejoices in the things that make them unique, something truly magical occurs.

The storytime will begin at 11:00 AM and signed/personalized books will be available to purchase.

Event date: 

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Alligators Don't Like Flowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455626779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - May 9th, 2022