An Open Book to host author

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:43

NEWTON — Acclaimed children’s book author Artie Bennett will be at An Open Book in Newton for a reading and signing on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. He is the author of The Butt Book, a riotous tribute to backsides, rumps, tushies, keisters, heinies, and derrieres in all their resplendent glory. Dozens of hysterical rhymes and loads of laugh-out-loud pictures pay homage to an unsung body part that keeps both kids and grown-ups giggling with glee. Youngsters will also have a blast completing the missing hindquarters of a dozen creatures and then coloring in the image in a fun coloring-and-activity book that Artie Bennett will be distributing free after his reading. The Butt Book was a huge hit at last year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, Princeton Children’s Book Festival, and Brooklyn Museum’s Children’s Book Fair. An Open Book is located at 169 Spring St., Newton. For more information call 973-300-5900 or visit