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Storytime with Andy Harkness: Bug Zoo

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
Special weekend storytime with Disney Animator and Art Director Andy Harkness!
 
A young boy's interest in entomology also gives him an unexpected appreciation for the way we interact with, and care for, creatures big and small, in Bug Zoo by Andy Harkness—the latest addition to the Disney Animation Artist Showcase picturebook series.
 
In Bug Zoo, readers meet Ben, and Ben LOVES bugs! Big, small, armored, leggy, floaty, wingy—it doesn't matter. After a trip to the city zoo, Ben decides he's going to share his love of bugs by collecting all the bugs he can find and set up a bug zoo. When his zoo doesn't attract the attention he thought it would, he has to make a big decision about the fate of his finds.
 
Join us for a read-aloud storytime, perfect for kids ages 4–8.
 
Andy Harkness is an art director for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. He has worked on such films as Pocahontas, Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, Brother Bear, Tangled, and Frozen. He has art directed short films such as "The Ballad of Nessie" and "Mickey Mouse's Get a Horse!" He has been nominated for three Annie Awards and won both an Annie and an Emmy Award for art directing ABC's "Prep and Landing." He lives with his wife and two sons in Manhattan Beach, California, and still hunts bugs at least twice a week.