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Sat, Dec 23


Plenty Downtown Bookshop

Storytime with the Author: Heather Piercynski (1)

The official "best new Christmas book" of 2023, according to us!

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Storytime with the Author: Heather Piercynski (1)
Storytime with the Author: Heather Piercynski (1)

Time & Location

Dec 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Plenty Downtown Bookshop, 48 W Broad St, Cookeville, TN 38501, USA

About the event

We have a VERY special guest reader coming today, because she has written one of our books we've had on display in our window: "A Creature Was Stirring". This is the sweetest new Christmas book, we love it as a read-aloud, and cannot WAIT to have Heather in the store with us. She will be available at 10:30 for a signing (this will make an EXCELLENT Christmas gift), and will join us for storytime at 11:00. ABOUT THE BOOK Packed with humor and heart, author Heather Pierczynski and illustrator Skylar Hogan present a laugh-out-loud, refreshing, and irresistibly fun spin on a timeless holiday tale, exploring why exactly only the mouse is singled out in the famous first lines of The Night Before Christmas.

Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house,

not a creature was stirring, 

not even a—


He had never heard of a mouse not stirring.

It was the most glorious night of the year!

So he stirred. 



Anything but sleep!


Heather S. Pierczynski is a children’s author and school social worker from “near Charlotte,” North Carolina. Despite objections from her human and fur family, she never goes to bed at a reasonable hour—even on the night before Christmas. A Creature Was Stirring is her first picture book.  

ABOUT STORYTIME Every Saturday at Plenty, we host a storytime perfect for young school-aged kids. From The Gruffalo to Charlotte's Web and everything in between, the whole fam is welcome to listen in!

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