Chris Monroe on March 23

March 23, 2013 - 11:00am

Chris Monroe’s humor and intricate illustrations for Monkey with a Tool Belt drew high praise from reviewers and bloggers alike. Chris is also the illustrator of Totally Uncool and the creator of the long-running comic strip Violet Days and the book Ultra Violet: Ten Years of Violet Days. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

She will be reading her latest kid's book, Cookie the Walker. Cookie the dog doesn't walk like other dogs, and what a sight that is! Cookie's walking catches the attention of a show producer, who turns her into a star. And with fame comes benefits: bacon, candy, a fanny pack, her own mini-fridge....But the more Cookie walks, the more people expect from her. Cookie's old friend Kevin keeps reminding her about how great her regular life used to be. And Cookie's legs are getting tired. Will Cookie keep walking for fame and fortune? Or will she stand down and get her life back?