Visiting Author for Schools: Nick Bruel
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, January 18, 2018 (Nick Bruel will visit two schools; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please include your preference.) *ONLY THE MORNING SLOT IS AVAILABLE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children’s Choice Book Award Winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. Nick has also written and illustrated popular picture books, including Who Is Melvin Bubble?, Bob and Otto, and his most recent A Wonderful Year. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Bad Kitty Camp Daze
Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she’s… a dog. This new dynamic freaks out Puppy so he’s sent away to Uncle Murray’s Camp for Stressed Out Dogs to relax in nature with other canine campers. But guess who sneaks along? Still believing she’s a dog, Kitty fits right in. That is until she and Uncle Murray encounter a bear, and then the feline claws come out.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 minutes, plus Q&A (but flexible). Nick usually talks through the book he’s presenting, shows some blow-ups of the artwork, and does a drawing demonstration. Signing note: Nick no longer personalizes books for signings, but does include doodles.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades 2-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
Easel, markers, projector (preferable if school provides laptop with PowerPoint), projector screen. 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 Nick's book: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-nick-bruel 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.