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The interactive, 45-minute show aims to “bring young children and books together,” said Jodi Schulz, head librarian for the Park Rapids Area Library, which sponsored the Legacy-funded event. “Once Upon a Reader” is a statewide program designed to promote literacy among preschoolers. LaRochelle and Wohnoutka’s performance included an enthusiastic reading of “Moo!,” a puppet show starring Cow (at right) and writing a story together as a group. They author/illustrator team began traveling one year ago and will visit 59 libraries across Minnesota. Author David LaRochelle, at left, and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka present “Once Upon a Reader: Moo! Traveling Trunk Show” to a small, but appreciative crowd Tuesday evening. They collaborated on the children’s book, “Moo!,” which won the 2014 Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. Both are Minnesota residents.