On Thursday November 6, starting at 7:00 pm, Secret Garden Bookshop hosts author and illustrator Nina Laden to celebrate her 20 years in publishing and the release of her first game, the Peek-a Who? Matching Game based on her bestselling book Peek-a Who?
Ballard resident and longtime “F.o.G.” (“Friend of the Garden”) Nina Laden is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children. Her first book, The Night I Followed the Dog, was released in August of 1994. It is exceedingly rare for a children’s book to stay in print for that long.
New York Times bestselling Peek-a Who? has been a perennial bestseller for Chronicle Books since it was released in 2000. It has spawned additions to the series, including Peek-a-Zoo! released last year among others. Just last month Chronicle Books released a game based on it.
Peek-a Who? Matching Game is a classic matching game featuring 36 jumbo-sized cards adorned with Nina Laden’s eye-catching illustrations from her bestselling Peek-a books. Children pair lively, brightly colored gnus, choo-choos, and cockatoos, all the while developing memory, concentration, and identification skills.
Treat yourself to a Thursday night at Secret Garden in Ballard to celebrate with Nina. Get your picture taken with a standee of the Dog from her first book, enjoy refreshments, buy personalized books, and be sure to tell Nina, “Here’s to many more years and books!”