Julie Andrews brings her latest children’s book to Seattle.

While she’ll always be best known for her star turns in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has quite the successful second career as an author of children’s books. She has co-authored more than 15 children’s books to date, including four New York Times best sellers. To support her latest release, The Very Fairy Princess : Here Comes the Flower Girl Andrews will come to town (hopefully via umbrella) for three Seattle area book signings at the end of April.

The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl is the third book The Very Fairy Princess book Andrews has written with coauthor Emma Walton Hamilton. The story follows a young girl named Gerry whose imagination leads her to believe she’s a real fairy princess which helps brighten the lives of those around her. The writing duo also authored the Dumpy the Dumptruck series of children’s books.

Signings will be held at University Book Store, Third Place Books, and Barnes and Noble in Lynnwood. All three signings are ticketed events. Tickets are available by purchasing the book from one of the stores starting Tuesday, April 17. The restrictions for the signings are fairly tight. No photo or video will be allowed and ticket-holders cannot bring memorabilia for Andrews to sign.

Alas, a lack of photo opportunities negates any chance of creating a sequel to the epic video posted below. That solemn reality is hard to swallow, even with a spoonful of sugar. Note: Video contains mild profanity.

Julie Andrews signing The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl
Apr 28 at 1, University Book Store. Tickets available with purchase of the book starting Apr 17. More info at bookstore.washington.edu.

Apr 29 at 1, Third Place Books. Tickets available with purchase of the book starting Apr 17. More info at thirdplacebooks.com.

Apr 29 at 4:30, Lynnwood Barnes and Noble. Tickets available with purchase of the book starting Apr 17. More info at barnesandnoble.com.

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