An Afternoon with Author & Illustrator Merrill Rainey

Join us as we welcome back author & illustrator Merrill Rainey in celebration of his latest picture book, Giant Are Very Brave People.

In a new edition, revisit this sweet, funny story of a giant finding his courage from Florence Parry Heide, author of The Shrinking of Treehorn and Princess Hyacinth. Illustrator Merrill Rainey puts a new contemporary spin on this fractured fairytale with his bright, playful cartoon style.

Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and going on imaginary adventures. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, picture-book-creator, and paper-toy-maker. Merrill’s work focuses on exploring creativity and imaginative play. His current titles include Roar! I’m a Dinosaur and Color, Cut, Create. When asked, Merrill’s biggest fear are the things he might step on when he takes off his cowboy boots! You can see more of his work at or follow him on instagram @littlerainey.


Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
2116 Arlington Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Giants Are Very Brave People By Florence Parry Heide, Merrill Rainey (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823450411
Availability: Coming From our Warehouse. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - August 1st, 2023