Book Signing with Lane Smith

september, 2023

23sep3:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedBook Signing with Lane SmithThe Hickory Stick Bookshop3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is delighted to be hosting award-winning local author & illustrator Lane Smith who will be here signing copies of his newest children’s book “Stickler Loves the World” on Saturday, September 23rd at 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of “Stickler Loves The World” by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525, or shop our website 24/7 at

From award-winning author/illustrator Lane Smith comes Stickler, a woodland creature who reminds us to appreciate the everyday wonders we often ignore. In a picture book that’s both silly and sweet, readers will find Stickler’s enthusiasm irresistible and see the world anew.

Stickler, an original character covered in sticks and with multiple ever-changing eyes, loves its little world. With best friend Crow, it shares the wonders of all the amazing things the world has to offer. Stickler is astonished by the ordinary, such as the sun and the stars, as well as fascinated by those things in nature that are often overlooked, such as swirling seed pods falling from the sky. The two pals wander about the world, stopping to appreciate the many marvels along the way, especially its beloved sticks, each one unique.

“Stickler Loves the World” encourages awareness and mindfulness with a joyous and lighthearted touch. The award-winning illustrator of bestsellers including “Penguin Problems” and “Giraffe Problems” brings imagination and humor to a story that features a delightful and original character.

Lane Smith has received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Society of Illustrators and has been honored by the Eric Carle Museum for “lifelong innovation in the field of children’s books.” He is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller “It’s a Book” which has been translated into over twenty-five languages and he has written and illustrated lots of other stuff like “Grandpa Green”, which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and “There Is a Tribe of Kids”, which won the Kate Greenaway medal in 2017. His titles with Jon Scieszka include the Caldecott Honor winner “The Stinky Cheese Man” and “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”, both ranked among the 100 best all-time picture books by TIME magazine. Lane’s books have been New York Times Best Illustrated Books on five occasions.

Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.

“Smith has joined the oddball goofiness of his earlier books with the heart and soul of his more recent stories, and the result is a book as physically beautiful as it is moving…. A buoyant, bristly ode to joy.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Centering irrepressible joy that’s a force of nature itself, the work lovingly portrays an ‘amazing… weird… wonderful’ world that’s worth experiencing anew.” — Publishers Weekly

“A delightful book intended to encourage readers to appreciate the simple beauty of everyday things….”– School Library Journal


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793