Meet-and-Greet: Ronan Mattin & Todd Boss - "The Boy Who Said WOW"

Event date: 
06/02/2024 - 1:00pm

Todd Boss, author of the picture book The Boy Who Said Wow, joins us along with the book's star, Ronan Mattin, for a meet-and-greet. No need to RSVP, just come by anytime between 1:00–2:00pm to say hi!

This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Handel & Haydn Society. 



"A heartwarming testament to music’s emotional power." –Kirkus Reviews

Inspired by the beautiful true story of a nonverbal boy moved to speech at his first Mozart concert by the Handel & Haydn Society at Symphony Hall in Boston, this picture book is a testament to the power of art and the boundless joy it can bring.

When Grandfather comes to take his grandson to a concert, Ronan is quiet as they leave the house, quiet in the car, and quiet at the concert hall. But when the performance is over and the beautiful music fades out at last, Ronan opens his mouth…and lets out a great big WOW!

Not any old WOW, but Ronan’s very first WOW! That one word fills up the hearts of Ronan’s family, the musicians, the audience, and—when the recording goes viral—the world.



Todd Boss is a multimedia artist and producer who has written for EMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated projects. He is a patent-holding entrepreneur, producer of 150+ poetry films, internationally acclaimed augmented-reality installation artist, author of four poetry collections (Norton), and writer of choral libretti that have premiered at Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. He hosts the podcast There's a Poem in That, and serves as founding chief of the International Bureau of Custom Poetry. A nomad since 2018, he house-sits throughout the world. 


The Boy Who Said Wow By Todd Boss, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Todd Boss, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534499713
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 2nd, 2024

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