Visiting Author for Schools: Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, September 25 (Dav will be visiting only one school: please select preference for morning or afternoon ASAP.)

AUTHOR
Dav Pilkey

Worldwide bestselling author Dav Pilkey is celebrating the release of Dog Man #3: A Tale of Two Kitties and the 20th anniversary of Captain Underpants!

ABOUT Dav Pilkey
DAV PILKEY has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. In 1996, Dav moved to Seattle, Washington. He then took a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, WA where he has lived since 1999. He divides his time between Bainbridge Island, WA and Minami Izu, Japan.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dog Man #3: A Tale of Two Kitties
He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Dav Pilkey’s entire presentation (including the live drawing session) is approximately 30 minutes. 

Due to the number of students, Dav will pre-sign all books ordered in advance. Please note there is no personalization.

No audio or video recording of Dav Pilkey’s presentation will be permitted. 

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary school, grades 1-5

AV NEEDS
Dav Pilkey’s PowerPoint presentation includes video and sound. He will bring his own MAC laptop. Please make sure the venue is equipped with a projector, screen, two handheld microphones, and sound connector. A dark room is preferred, so the audience can see the presentation. Please allow one hour for setup and provide an AV technician or expert to assist with any AV-related needs. Dav Pilkey’s presentation includes a live drawing demonstration. We ask that you please provide an easel and large drawing pad (27” x 34” or 2.5 ft x 2.08 ft large flip chart non-lined paper). Scholastic will bring Magnum Sharpie pens for the drawings and fine point sharpies for signing books. There will be fun prize packs given out during the live drawing part of the presentation. And a bottle of water. 

PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.

ORDER FORMS
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. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Dav's books: http://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-dav-pilkey  

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 until I can verify it. If they do ask you for one, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.