Many children joined Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler for their first reading of Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, at the Strand Bookstore in New York City. After the reading, the author and artist asked the children of the audience to guide them in creating new creatures. Spiegelman described characteristics that would be advantageous for different kinds of animals and asked the children to draw their own creatures. The kids also colored in puppets of Zig and Wikki.
Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler will appear together again for storytime at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Barnes and Noble in Tribeca, 97 Warren St., New York.