Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

By Cathy Chesher /

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band are coming to the Adrian Public Library! No, this isn’t the latest bluegrass band, but the title of the 2014 Michigan Reads! book written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Tim Bowers. The Adrian Public Library is pleased to announce that the illustrator will be visiting the library on Monday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m.


Click on the image to hear a recording of the author reading the book!

Tim Bowers will be reading Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band and then demonstrate how he does his artwork.  I think he even might let the kids talk him through creating a drawing. That sounds like fun!

Author/illustrator visits are always exciting, entertaining, informative and special. We want to make a good impression and show Tim Bowers and the folks from the Library of Michigan a warm Adrian/Lenawee County welcome.

Copies of Acoustic Rooster are available to purchase at the library NOW and Tim will be on hand after his presentation to sign copies of this book. His presentation is geared toward preschoolers and their parents and/or teachers. Daycares and preschools are invited to bring a group of children to the presentation. Just let me know ahead of time that you are coming.

Tim Bowers has illustrated over 25 picture books. We have most of them at APL and I invite you to check some of them out. Or come to the library to look at them here. The weekend before his visit during Art-A-Licious is a great time to visit.


Illustrator Tim Bowers

The “Michigan Reads!” program is modeled after the “One Book, One Community” concept and is designed to emphasize the importance of shared reading practices with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and young school-age children. Check out their website for more information about Michigan Reads!

The Michigan Reads! program is sponsored by Target, with additional support from the Library of Michigan Foundation, Jackson National Life Insurance and Sleeping Bear Press. This program is also supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Cathy Chesher is originally from the Chicago area and moved here after marrying Steve, an Adrian native, 32 years (!) ago. They have two adult children, Michael and Amanda (who Cathy is happy to say love to read). When she is not working, reading or playing with her new iPad, Cathy tends to her perennial garden, does yoga and other exercise, cooks, and enjoys travel. Cathy says she has the best job in Lenawee County! “There are many things I like and love about being a children’s librarian, but nurturing and supporting the love of reading is at the top of the list. In my mind, there is no such thing as a child who doesn’t like to read; just one who hasn’t found the right book yet.”

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *