IN-PERSON: Hayley & John Rocco

February 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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We have a very special event in store for you with Hayley and John Rocco who will introduce their new picture book, How to Send a Hug, and conduct a special letter-writing workshop for kids. The Rocco’s will talk about the inspirations for the book including important historical letters including one from the Wright Brothers to the Smithsonian, and one from Clyde of Bonnie and Clyde fame to Henry Ford telling him how much he loves the car. All you need to bring is the address for the person you’ll be mailing a hug!

Learn how to send a hug to someone you love today! This heartfelt story shows readers the incredible impact writing and receiving handwritten letters can have on yourself and others.

Hayley Rocco has loved children’s books her whole life and worked in publishing for more than a decade promoting them. She’s been sending hugs since she was six. It was only natural that she created a book about how to do just that. Hayley lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two cats, and a very excitable dog. This is her first book.

John Rocco is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Blackout, recipient of the Caldecott Honor and How We Got To The Moon, recipient of the Sibert Honor and Longlisted for the National Book Award.  John has been learning to send hugs, and is starting to get pretty good at it.


February 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An Unlikely Story
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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