Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Blue Willow Bookshop presents Mark Tatulli Wednesday October 9, 5:00 p.m. Mark Tatulli will discuss and sign her new book for kids, DESMOND PUCKET MAKES MONSTER MAGIC.Mark Tatulli has taken his skills as a cartoonist and brought them to the very funny story of Desmond Pucket.One day he will be famous for designing the most amazing and scary amusement park rides ever—like Mountain Full of Monsters at Crab Shell Pier. But for now, Desmond is just trying to make it through sixth grade at Cloverfield Memorial Junior High.Desmond creates his own scary monster effects—then tests them out on a live (and unsuspecting) audience. Like the time he attached a shrieking rubber goblin to the toilet seat in the teachers’ bathroom. Or the time Desmond and his best friend, Ricky, arranged for a three-headed ghost to crash his sister’s slumber party (she still hasn’t forgiven him).Now Desmond’s monster magic has him in hot water with the school’s disciplinary officer, Mr. Needles, and he has to stay prank-free for the rest of the year or he won’t be able to go on the class trip to ride the Mountain Full of Monsters. Can he do it?DESMOND PUCKET MAKES MONSTER MAGIC by internationally syndicated cartoonist Mark Tatulli tells the story of a kid trying to play by the rules, yet stay true to who he is. Sure to strike a chord with middle-grade readers, it’s a frightfully good time!About the Author:Internationally syndicated cartoonist Mark Tatulli is best known for his popular comic strips HEART OF THE CITY and LIO. In addition to cartooning, Tatulli is an accomplished filmmaker and animator, and the recipient of three Emmy Awards. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, three children, an three nefarious cats.