Join us at WORD Greenpoint for storytime with Galia Bernstein, author of the books Leyla and I Am a Cat.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Leyla is a humorous story about family and friendship, expresses the importance of quiet time in a child’s life, and gently explores ideas of mindfulness. Leyla is sick of her big, loud, overbearing family. They are always chatting, snuggling, and grooming each other (ew!), and for Leyla, there’s no escape from their attention. So she decides to run away until she can’t hear (or smell) her baboon troop anymore. In the middle of her desert habitat, she finds a lizard sunning himself. Unlike her family, the lizard loves to sit alone, be quiet, and do absolutely nothing at all. Leyla joins the lizard, and after soaking up some quiet time, she feels recharged and ready to return home to her large, ever-doting family. Now that she knows where she can always find a little peace, Leyla can embrace the chaos and the kisses with open arms. From the celebrated author-illustrator of I Am a Cat, Leyla shows kids how to appreciate both the wild and the mild.
ABOUT GALIA BERNSTEIN
Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army’s magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. Her debut title, I Am a Cat, received three starred reviews. She lives in Brooklyn.