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Book Signing with NY Times Best Seller author/illustrator Matt Tavares

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Matt Tavares, acclaimed author/illustrator will be visiting the store during Christmas by the Sea weekend December 9th from 1-3.  Matt will be sharing his  his newest book with us called Dasher Can’t Wait for Christmas! Matt’s sequel to the New York Times best-selling Dasher is a joyful ode to helping others—and another holiday classic in the making.

All of Matt’s  books will  be available to pre-order via phone or in store by filling out a form with the personalization information of each book purchased. Pre-order before your trip to Ogunquit and it will be waiting for you when you arrive! Can’t make it, we can ship your books to you!

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Dasher Can’t Wait for Christmas!
“If you ever get lost, just look for the North Star.”

With only one sleep left before Christmas Eve, Dasher can’t contain her excitement for her favorite holiday. With the sound of Christmas carols on the breeze and twinkling lights radiating from a nearby city, she sneaks off to visit the festivities. But as night deepens and snow starts to fall, Dasher realizes she can no longer spot the North Star in the sky to lead her home. Will the kindness of a child, an unexpected gift, and a dose of Christmas spirit get her back in time to help guide Santa’s sleigh? The New York Times best-selling creator of Dasher has crafted another delightful journey featuring everyone’s favorite reindeer doe, in a story full of giving, joy, and holiday magic.

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book Dasher, as well as Red and Lulu, the graphic novel Hoops, and several sports biographies, including Becoming Babe Ruth and Growing Up Pedro. He is also the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld,  ’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

All of Matt’s Books will be available at the book signing


Don’t miss this opportunity to add one of his signed books to your holiday book collection.






December 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Village Toy Funatic
232 Main Street
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
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