Brooke Barker: Sad Animal Facts
Local writer and illustrator, Brooke Barker will share from her delightful little book Sad Animal Facts, a quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom's more unfortunate truths, with more than 150 hand-drawn illustrations. Did you ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They're curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they're not sorry.) This melancholy menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of animal life with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. Brooke Barker is an illustrator and advertising copy writer based in Portland. She will personalize books for you this evening with the critter of your choice (within her repertoire), talk about how she created the book, and conduct a little sad animal trivia -- with prizes!