Author, illustrator to launch new children’s book at Solana Beach Library

Meet author Tonton Jim and illustrator E. Felix Lyon as they launch “Harold and the Hot Rod” (Hound’s Glenn Series Book Two) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Solana Beach Library. There will be readings from the book, illustration demonstrations, Q & A with the author, illustrator and publisher, and refreshments and door prizes.

The chapter book is recommended for readers aged 7 and up. Reader reviews include:

• “Tonton Jim’s fun chapter book for young readers is delightfully illustrated by artist E. Felix Lyon, and filled with the sort of quietly unobtrusive humor and puns that will keep adults and children happily amused.”

• “This is a great chapter book to get the ball rolling. The illustrations are outrageously awesome, full of color and the subtle and not-so-subtle humor this author shows on every page.”

• “I’m here to tell you if you are not open to a laugh a minute, this is not the book for you. I am an adult and for me it was laugh-out-loud funny. Author Tonton Jim manages to connect with the heart of humor in this warm-hearted clapper.”

The event is hosted by Dayton Publishing of Solana Beach; book sales will benefit the Friends of the Solana Beach Library. The library is at 157 Stevens Ave; call 858-755-1404.