IN-PERSON: Storytime with the Author: Jennifer Frank reads "The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken"

Event date: 
10/11/2022 - 10:00am

Jennifer Frank joins us for Storytime with the Author to read her wonderful picture book, The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken.



Worms don't take good family photos, do they? Find out in this hilarious picture book from a Caldecott Honor illustrator and debut author about a young worm who comes to appreciate her very unusual family for who they are.

Emma is excited for her worm family to have their portrait taken. But when she sees her other friends' portraits, she gets discouraged. "We had the most beautiful smiles," Ellie the Chipmunk squeals. Abigail the Cat meows, "I looked gorgeous with my big poufy hair." The worm family doesn't have will they show their beautiful smiles? They don't have hair can it look big and poufy?! So Emma gathers wigs, giant fake teeth, and colorful clothing for her parents and sisters. 

But it's only after taking off their costumes that the worm family is able to wriggle and squiggle and squeeze into a delightful pose that only a worm family can make. And Emma? She thinks it's perfectly perfect.



From the author's website: "One of my favorite parts of becoming a mother was getting to read picture books on a daily basis to my girls. I have always loved reading children’s books and am thrilled that I get to write them now too!

My debut picture book, The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken, illustrated by David Ezra Stein, was released by Anne Schwartz Books, an imprint of Random House, in May 2021.  The book celebrates the beauty and differences in all creatures and was many years in the making.  I am excited to be able to share it with all of you."

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The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken By Jennifer Frank, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Frank, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593124789
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - May 11th, 2021

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714