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David LaRochelle – Local Children’s Book Author


David LaRochelle is a local author who has written over twenty-five children's books, many of which you'll probably recognize from the list below. While most of the children's book authors in the Twin Cities are friendly and active in the community, you can bet you'll run into Mr. LaRochelle if you frequent many children's book events. Find him selling books at local bookshops on Indie's First day, or at the Alphabet Forest at the State Fair or at book festivals around the metro. He also came out and celebrated Family Fun Twin Cities' 2016 Monster Birthday Bash with us to share his book Monster & Son.

Author David LaRochelle autographing book, How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans
David LaRochelle autographing our book.

David LaRochelle Joined BookHounds for a Special Storytime

Books By David LaRochelle:

  • Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet
  • The Stingy Baker
  • The End
  • Absolutely Positively Not

BookHounds Episode 1 “It’s A Tiger” by David LaRochelle

Show Notes

It's A Tiger by David LaRochelle

How to Read the Book

  1.  Take your time.  Turn the page and sit for a moment to enjoy the pictures.
  2. Start calmly and speed as the character panics.  Really play in up.
  3. At the very end, let your voice trail off.....and let your child finish the book.

Activities to Make the Book Come Alive

  1. Print off a tiger or cut a tiger out of a magazine and hide it around the house. Whenever anyone finds the tiger, they shout, "It's a tiger!!!!!"
  2. Play Tiger Hide & Seek
  3. Draw a picture of something you are afraid of and talk about it.
  4. Write a new circle story together.

Why I Like This Book

  1. The discusses fear in a light-hearted way.
  2. The pictures are very fun
  3. You can pick up on pattern.
  4. Make it a puzzle book and look for the tiger in each page.

Book Recommendations

If You Give a Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

The Monster at the End of This Book starring Loveable Furry Old Grover

Next Week's Book

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

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Mr. LaRochelle is one of Gianna's favorite authors, she's written about him a few times:

Learn more about David LaRochelle at his website.

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