Aimee Lucido Launch for Her Picture Book "Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta"


Join us on Tuesday July 9th at 6:30 PM when longtime Elmwood children's book author AIMEE LUCIDO returns to the neighborhood to launch her new picture book Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta, illustrated by Mavisu Demirağ. A family dinner gets out of hand as guest after guest arrives with a different pasta request in this “delectable” (Kirkus Reviews) and rambunctious rhyming picture book that asks how much pasta is too much pasta? Aimee will read from and discuss her book and will sign copies after her presentation. She will be joined in conversation with Northern California author LISA FRENKEL RIDDIOUGH.

This is a free event, but you must pre-register on Eventbrite or in the store to ensurer seating. Click Here to preorder a copy of Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta.

Ring-a-ding, the doorbell rings, and oh! What did my Nonna bring? Nonna Ana from Catania only likes to eat lasagna. But Nonno Titi from Tahiti only eats his spaghettini! Zio Tony wants ravioli, Zia Trini wants rotini, the cugini want tortellini… Family dinners can be tricky when the guests are oh-so-picky! As the kitchen gets more and more chaotic, can family pasta night go off without a hitch?

It's not just a thoroughly enjoyable book for kids and parents alike, the rhyming text makes it a perfect readaloud, it's relatable to any family, has a hilarious twist ending, and readers will even learn a little Italian.

AIMEE LUCIDO is the author of PASTA PASTA LOTSA PASTA, EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, and RECIPE FOR DISASTER, as well as several upcoming books including WORDS APART and LUCKY PENNY. She got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University and her first readers are always her husband, her daughter, and her dog. In her spare time, she likes to do trivia and write crossword puzzles, which are often published in The New York Times and The New Yorker. More about Aimee can be found at and on Twitter: @AimeeLucido

LISA FRENKEL RIDDIOUGH is a Sacramento-based writer whose projects include picture books, middle-grade, and short fiction. She earned a Certificate in Writing from UC Berkeley Extension and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She is the author of ELVIS AND THE WORLD AS IT STANDS, LETTERS TO LIVE BY: AN ALPHABET BOOK WITH INTENTION, PIE-RATS!, and the forthcoming picture books EMBARRASSED FERRET and FURIOUS TURTLE . Lisa mentors youth writers through Society of Young Inklings, is a former sales executive, an avid squirrel watcher, and a frequent baker of chocolate pound cake. More about Lisa can be found at and on IG @lisariddiough.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:30 pm on July 9th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM so please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta By Aimee Lucido, Mavisu Demirag (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aimee Lucido, Mavisu Demirag (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534473638
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - July 2nd, 2024