Storytime with Melissa Coffey: Fridge-opolis

Event graphic of Melissa Coffey next to an image of the cover of Fride-opolis
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 10:00am
Offsite Location
1100 Kingsbury St
Austin, TX 78703
Fridge-opolis By Melissa Coffey, Josh Cleland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melissa Coffey, Josh Cleland (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499812541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - September 6th, 2022

Join us in celebrating Melissa Coffey's book Fridge-opolis! The event will include a storytime, an interactive activity, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

  • This event requires free registration via Eventbrite. 
    • Start time: 10 A.M. 
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: Pease Park. 
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • In order to get a book signed, you must have purchased a copy of the book from BookPeople. 
    • We will have copies of the event book for sale at Pease Park. 
  • There will be an American Sign Language interpreter at the event. 
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
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This debut picture book is a humorous introduction to recycling and composting for young readers!

There is rioting, rotting, and reeking.
Please send us your Lemon Fresh group!
Bring all your top sponges and cleaners.
Our city smells worse than . . .
pea soup!

In the jam-packed city of Fridge-opolis, Swiss cheese has turned moldy and bleu. The broccoli is in a bad mood downtown in the crispers. And the Eastside high-rises are full of dressings cloudy with gloom. With the city in chaos, Mayor Mayonnaise calls on Doctor Baking Soda at Undersink Labs for help. Will they be able to save Fridge-opolis from utter rancid ruin?


Melissa Coffey spent years writing professionally for grown-ups before discovering her love writing for kids. She hopes her first picture book will inspire readers to become food waste warriors and planet-saving superheroes. Melissa lives with her food adventurous family in Austin, Texas. Visit the author at and on Twitter @CoffeyCreative.

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