Visiting Authors for Schools Mike Lowery
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, October 7 (Mike will visit two school; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Doodle Adventures: The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate! (Book 2) is a rip-roaring adventure tale starring Carl, the friendly narrator who happens to be a duck, and the reader, who is drawn right into the story—literally. Together, they embark on the very important mission of finding out who has been stealing all of the pizza in town. Could it be the Dread Pirate Slobberts, the meanest, nastiest pirate ever to sail the Seven Seas? And, more important, how are they going to get all that pizza back? Armed with a well-sharpened pencil and their imaginations, and following Carl’s prompts, readers fill in the blanks on each page until the story is complete. The result is a sturdy, one-of-a-kind book—starring you!—that’s as much a joy to read over and over again as it was to make. Doodle Adventures: The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate! publishes on September 9, 2016. The first book in the series, Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs, was called “an engaging concept” by Booklist.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Lowery, creator of the Doodle Adventures series, is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children’s books and the Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar. He is a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta. He shares his art on instagram @mikelowerystudio and on his website: www.mikelowery.com.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Mike will adapt his normal presentation to bring in this particular book, but to also talk about writing as part of the creative process since this is the first time he has both authored and illustrated a book. Mike would discuss what an illustrator is, how children’s books typically get made the books he read that got him into making art, how to keep a sketch book, and finally, do a drawing demo and give out sheets the kids can draw on.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary school; grades 2-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The bigger the better. Mike is a professor so he is used to speaking to large groups.
He will be using a PowerPoint presentation, so a projector, screen and microphone. 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.