Visiting Author for Schools: Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel

Monday, March 26 (Brendan will be visiting two schools. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE.)

Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared internationally in children's books, animations, and magazines. They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Hello, Hello
A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat. Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world--and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for--and marvel at--its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple "Hello." The book includes: An afterword from author Brendan Wenzel about the importance of conservation and protecting the wildlife on our planet. A glossary of the animals featured in the book and a notation on their status (Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, or Critically Endangered).

About 30-45 minutes. Brendan will talk about They All Saw a Cat and Hello, Hello. He’ll read from both books and talk about his inspiration, how he created the images and makes the books, and use Hello, Hello as a jumping-off point to talk more about the animals featured and their endangered status and how he works with environmental groups to help protect endangered animals.

Elementary School ; grades K-2

The more the better!

Microphone for large audiences, projector, projection screen, large easel with pad of paper and markers. Brendan will bring his own Mac laptop, which will need to be connected to school's projector. And a bottle of water.

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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. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Brendan's books: 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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

Hello Hello Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452150147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

They All Saw a Cat Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452150130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

Some Pets Cover Image
By Angela DiTerlizzi, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481444026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - August 23rd, 2016

One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062354853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2016

Beastly Babies Cover Image
By Ellen Jackson, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442408340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - July 7th, 2015

Some Bugs Cover Image
By Angela DiTerlizzi, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442458802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - March 4th, 2014

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