Visiting Author for Schools: Ashley Evanson
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ashley Evanson is the author/illustrator of Paris: A Book of Shapes, San Francisco: A Book of Numbers, London: A Book of Opposites, and New York: A Book of Colors. Her newest book, This Book Is Magic is her first picture book. Ashley received a degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and further studied illustration. Her style is whimsical and nostalgic, and the magic of childhood inspires her work. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. Although her occupation may be an author-illustrator, she believes her number one job is being a mother. There is nothing more magical or important than childhood and raising your little ones. Visit her at www.ashleyevanson.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK: This Book Is Magic
Make some magic in this colorful, interactive picture book from the author/illustrator of the Hello, World board book series! Do you know that you're a magician? In this interactive book, use your fingers to perform all kinds of magic tricks. Tap a hat to make a bunny appear, recite a spell to make books bigger, say "Gone-zo " to make a ship disappear, and much more. But beware: the clever magic tricks don't always turn out the way you'd expect. Reminiscent of Herve Tullet's, Press Here, kids and adults are sure to want to read this book again and again as they perfect their magic skills.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
About 45 minutes. The presentation includes a background on Ashley and her journey to becoming an author, watching a book trailer, a magical book reading, Q&A, an interactive art project with the kids, followed by book signing and meeting.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School, grades K-2
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Classroom-sized up to a whole grade.
Projector, projector screen, computer/laptop (Ashley will bring a flash drive), white paper and art supplies for each child. And a bottle of water.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Ashley's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-ashley-evanson Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.