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Come meet and dance with renowned illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman to celebrate a new book, Cake, and the re-issue of her classic children’s books about Max Stravinsky, canine extraordinaire.

Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman share a mutual love of cake and their new book is a celebration of the timeless dessert, pairing Kalman’s enchanting illustrations of Scott-Goodman’s mouthwatering recipes for layer cakes. Kalman’s whimsical imagination also brings to life beloved Max the dog, whose adventures she chronicles in the books Max Makes a Million, Ooh-la-la (Max in Love), and Max in Hollywood, Baby. Follow globe-trotting Max and meet his friend Marcello, who builds upside-down houses and Parisian pal Crêpes Suzette, the dazzling Dalmation.

Enjoy dancing to live music by The Ebony Hillbillies, taste incredible cake, and learn about the life of a millionaire poet dog!

Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Photo ©Rick Meyerowitz

Children’s Book Week (April 30-May 6, 2018) is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919 and now run by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

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