Visiting Author for Schools: Tom Watson

Tom Watson

Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Tom will be visiting two schools. One in the moring and one in the afternoon.) Only the morning slot is available.

Tom Watson

Tom Watson, a former speechwriter for the governor of Ohio, is the author of the Stick Dog series. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, son, and dog, a Labrador-Newfoundland mix named Shadow.

ABOUT THE BOOKStick Dog Crashes a Party
Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with Stick Dog Crashes a Party--a festive adventure complete with cake, ribs, fireworks, and very special guests. IT'S TIME TO PARTY--STICK DOG STYLE. Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it's never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colorful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland. There's a party going on, and Stick Dog, Mutt, Poo-Poo, Stripes, and Karen are ready to crash it. But how will they do it? It will take a top-notch strategy, some good luck, and a little help from two charming cats to complete their mission. It's another smart, hilarious romp for Stick Dog and his team of strays.

Tom’s presentation will consist of a short talk, drawing demonstration, Q&A, and book signing. All students will need to come to the presentation with two blank pieces of paper and a pencil. For signing afterwards: Tom is happy to sign and personalize all books that are either pre-sold before the event or purchased at the school event. Please write the student’s name on a Post-It Note and place it on the opposite side of the title page.

Elementary school, grades 1-5

The more the better!

Whiteboard (the bigger, the better) or something similar and a handheld or wireless microphone for Tom to use during his presentation. 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. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Tom'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 me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.

Stick Dog Crashes a Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062410962
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

Stick Dog Craves Candy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062410948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

Stick Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062110787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062110800
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2013

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062343222
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2016

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 19th, 2015

Stick Dog Chases a Pizza Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - July 8th, 2014

Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062343208
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016