‘Cookie’ at a hardware store

Cookies, root beer and prizes go hand in hand with wheelbarrows, duct tape and ant poison. Well, at least on Saturday they do.

Chris Monroe, the author who brought us “Monkey with a Tool Belt,” will attend a third annual book signing at Marshall Hardware in Lakeside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event, for the first time, is dubbed “Cookie Day,” in support of her book “Cookie the Walker.”

Hot dogs will be on the grill to go with the cookies and root beer.