Book signing with local illustrator Mirka Hokkanen
with storytime and keiki activity
10:30am - 12noon
Join us for a fun morning in da Shop with the new release of Four Otters Toboggan: an animal counting book with beautiful illustrations by artist Mirka Hokkanen. Mirka Hokkanen.
first 10 to order also receive 12-page activity book
first 20 receive sea otter sticker
Mirka Hokkanen is a printmaker, designer, illustrator and author who grew up in Finland. Her relationship to Finnish nature and her grandmother’s house fostered a sense of curiosity and wonder that continues to fuel her creativity.
Mirka moved to the U.S. in 1998 to attend Rockford College in Illinois (BFA 2002). She received both Master of Arts (2004) and Master of Fine Arts (2006) degrees in printmaking from University of Dallas, TX. Many military moves into her career, she has had the opportunity to be an active part in many art communities, teaching, speaking, and organizing events. Her works continue to be exhibited both nationally and internationally and her first illustrated book, Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book, comes out in March 2019 with Pomegranate Kids. When not creating a menagerie in the studio she takes care of the zoo she has at home: three kids, a cat, a dog and a husband.