Susan Hood, author of Spike: The Mixed-Up Monster, will be reading her book at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk on Saturday April 20th to celebrate Earth Day. The book is appropriate for children four and older, and is about an axolotl, a Mexican species of salamander (and one of many creatures in The Maritime Aquarium’s “Frogs” exhibit). Spike keeps trying to frighten other animals until he learns that fear is not the best way to make friends. Hood will be reading at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m and will stay to greet kids in the afternoon in the “Frogs” exhibit.
Dr. Jay Walshon will be near the “Meerkats” exhibit to read from his Eye See You Africa, at 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. which uses images paired with riddles and rhymes to bring young readers “eye to eye” with a variety of extraordinary animals.
Both book readings are free with Aquarium admission. Both authors will be selling signed copies of their books. Check and see if the one of the four museum passes for the aquarium is available before heading down discounted admission to the aquarium.
For more information about Maritime Aquarium exhibits, programs and IMAX movies, go towww.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700.