Come bedtime, he’s strictly by the book. Literally. The same one. Every. single. night.
Change up the repertoire with three original stories by local authors.
Meet Matty, an insect-gobbling boy, and his best pal, Klunkers, in Big Bug Lunch. Tots bug out over singer/songwriter Skaie Knox’s accompanying soundtrack.
This Spud’s for You
Kiddos eat up Deborah Reilly’s crime-solving potato and corn cob duo, Starchy & Husk. Join them in tackling the Green Boot in Soup Caper. Brownie points: a portion of sales goes to children’s causes (Dola, 1423½ Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice; 310-664-9300).
For Goodness Snake
Creativity abounds in Snobbles the Great, by Jason Dobkin and Erika Gragg. It’s the mystical tale of a fruit-eating serpent on a journey to save his reptile friends from death by mongoose. (To find a local bookstore, go to indiebound.org.)
What: Inspired by Paper Cuts: 200 Years of Black Paper Dolls, youngsters craft dollies and clothes with artist Dorothy Elliott-Taylor. Grown-ups, be prepared to help.
Why: A cut above.
When: Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., at Curson Ave., Miracle Mile. R.S.V.P. to 323-937-4230 ext. 50 or email@example.com.
Busy Bees Trunk Show
What: Preppy-chic line for little ladies and gents debuts its spring collection.
Why: Catch the buzz.
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Poppy Store, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., b/t San Vicente Blvd. & Georgina Ave., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P. to 310-260-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Little Cottage
What: Score new, vintage, and secondhand munchkin duds (Bloom Love, Kate Quinn Organics, Grana & Maù) at this hidden gem consignment shop.
Why: Hand-me-down heaven.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 859 Swarthmore Ave., b/t Antioch St. & La Cruz Dr., Pacific Palisades (310-454-5753).