Somewhere in the Bayou and The Comfortable Kitchen Book Signing Events at The Garden District Book Shop


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – MARCH 5 | SOMEWHERE IN THE BAYOU | 11: 00 A.M.

The Rink and Garden District Book Shop will host authors Jermone and Jarrett Pumphrey for a story time reading of their new book “Somewhere in the Bayou” on March 5 at 11:00 AM. Simple, subtle, and drolly funny, the Pumphrey brothers’ newest picture book is a layered exploration of the foolishness of making assumptions and the virtue of curiosity.

When four swamp creatures looking to cross a river come upon a log that would allow for precisely that, they can’t believe their luck. But a questionable tail adjacent to that log gives them second thoughts. Opossum believes it’s a sneaky tail and that they must pass it quietly. Squirrel thinks it’s a scary tail that can be cowed by intimidation. Rabbit decides it’s a mean tail that deserves a taste of its own medicine. As the critters exhaust approaches one by one, Mouse, the smallest of the lot, observes their folly and adjusts accordingly. But is it the mouse or the tail that will defy expectations?

Pairing their iconic illustration style with a wry irreverence, the Pumphrey brothers have crafted a delightful tale that reminds us to think before we act.



The Garden District Book Shop is thrilled to announce that Alex Snodgrass will be at the shop on Monday, March 7 to sign copies of her latest New York Times Bestselling cookbook, The Comfortable Kitchen.

For Alex Snodgrass of The Defined Dish, bringing her family around the table to share a home-cooked meal is a favorite way to show love. Her intention with The Comfortable Kitchen is to bring you into her own kitchen, in the hope that she can bring a little more comfort into yours. And you’ll feel comfortable knowing that you’re caring for your family’s nutrition with each bite.

Doors will open at 4:30 PM. Tickets for the event are $35 and include entry, a copy of The Comfortable Kitchen and Eventbrite fees.

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