Storytime: The Boy Who Said Wow

12pm/noon at Gibson's Bookstore

Join Gibson's Bookstore for a special storytime with author Todd Boss and his picturebook, The Boy Who Said Wow!

In 2019, in a moment that went viral around the world, a nonverbal boy exclaimed a reverent "Wow" into the hush following a Mozart piece performed by the Handel and Haydn Society. This "wow" was little Ronan's first "wow," and beautifully expressed the feelings of joy and wonder that music lovers feel when music takes their hearts up and out of their throats.

Ronan Mattin's family plans to be present at this storytime, and the author and the family will be taking this chance to meet!

Inspired by the beautiful true story of a nonverbal boy moved to speech at his first Mozart concert, this picture book is a testament to the power of art and the boundless joy it can bring.

When Grandfather comes to take his grandson to a concert, Ronan is quiet as they leave the house, quiet in the car, and quiet at the concert hall. But when the performance is over and the beautiful music fades out at last, Ronan opens his mouth…and lets out a great big WOW!

Not any old WOW, but Ronan’s very first WOW! That one word fills up the hearts of Ronan’s family, the musicians, the audience, and—when the recording goes viral—the world.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Boy Who Said Wow By Todd Boss, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Todd Boss, Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534499713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 2nd, 2024

Inspired by the beautiful true story of a nonverbal boy moved to speech at his first Mozart concert, this picture book is a testament to the power of art and the boundless joy it can bring.

When Grandfather comes to take his grandson to a concert, Ronan is quiet as they leave the house, quiet in the car, and quiet at the concert hall.