Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Lizi Boyd hosts story time with new book, ‘Night Play’

Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.—RUTLAND— On Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host Lizi Boyd for a story time featuring her new picture book, “Night Play.”

About “Night Play”: It’s time for bed. Everyone is asleep. Or are they? Arlo and his stuffed animal friends like to put on pretend plays. But after Arlo falls asleep, his friends don’t want to stop. Can they work together to put on their play?

Through fanciful paintings and a lively text, Lizi Boyd has once again tapped into the imaginary world of children. Her hallmark use of die-cut pages, along with a show-stopping gatefold, will have readers of all ages shouting “Bravo!”

Lizi Boyd is the creator of numerous award-winning books, including the New York Times Best Illustrated book, “Big Bear Little Chair,” and the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award–winning “Flashlight.” She lives in Vermont.

All ages are welcome to this free event. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. Copies of the featured title will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed.

For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit

Photo courtesy Phoenix Books

“Night Play” by Lizi Boyd is full of fanciful, lively pages. Hear the author read the book to children on Saturday, in Rutland.

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