Visiting Authors for Schools Mike Curato
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, September 19 (Mike will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon; the morning slot is still available)
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
ABOUT THE BOOK
Little Elliot: Big Fun
In this third story of Little Elliot and Mouse, the friends head off in search of adventure... and lots of fun. Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, and his friend Mouse go to the amusement park to see the sights and ride the rides water chutes, roller coasters, carousels, and more. But Elliot isn't having much fun the rides are too wet, too fast, too dizzy, and just plain too scary until Mouse figures out a way to help him overcome his fears. Together, Mouse and Little Elliot can do anything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MIKE loves drawing and writing almost as much as he loves cupcakes and ice cream (and that's a LOT!). He is the author and illustrator of everyone's favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big City, released in 2014 to critical acclaim, has won several awards, and is being translated into ten languages. Publishers Weekly named Mike a "Fall 2014 Flying Start." The follow up book, Little Elliot, Big Family, was just released in October, 2015, and has received several starred reviews. At least two more Little Elliot books are forthcoming. Meanwhile, Mike had the pleasure of illustrating Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, released on January 5, 2016. He is also working on several other projects, including his first graphic novel. Mike lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Visit him at www.mikecurato.com And, here's a little bit about Mike's school visits.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary, grade K-2
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Mike does a live reading, talks about his process/journey, and interacts with the kids with a live drawing. Read about Mike's school visits.
He requires a digital projector, a laptop, and a microphone, as well as a drawing easel with markers. 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.