Visiting Author for Schools: Leah Gilbert

Leah Gilbert

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. (PLEASE INDICATE YOUR DATE & TIME PREFERENCES.)

Leah's 30-45 minute presentation is free of charge. However, Leah is also available for half-day or full-day visits for a fee. Please let us know if you're interested in this.

AUTHOR
Leah Gilbert

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leah is not a Colorado native, but she got here as fast as she could. She's spent the last nine years as an illustrator and designer for a greeting card company and spends her days drawing butterflies and rainbows, and her nights writing and illustrating kid's books. She grew up in Wisconsin with her nose in a book and a pencil in hand, and now lives in the Denver area with her husband and a fluffy puppy—and still has her nose in a book and a pencil in hand. A Couch for Llama is her first picture book. 

ABOUT THE BOOKA Couch for Llama
When a family finds a surprising new home for an old couch, a llama becomes the happiest creature of all. The Lago family really loves their couch. It's perfect for reading, snuggling, playing, and jumping. But all good things must come to an end, and, one day, the family realizes the time has come to replace it. As they drive home with their brand-new bright-red couch, though, it gets knocked off the top of their car into a field . . . where a llama tries to make sense of this new thing. At first confused--It doesn't talk It doesn't taste good It doesn't budge --the llama soon realizes how comfy the couch is and settles right in. Can the family get its furniture back--and keep llama happy, too? Leah Gilbert has written and illustrated a warm picture book that touches both the heart and the funny bone.

Watch the Book Trailer!

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30-45 minutes. Leah does a reading of A Couch for Llama, talks about the writing and illustrating processes, the book-making journey, and a Q&A.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades K-2

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better! (We'd like to have at least 50 or so students.)

AV NEEDS
Laptop, projector, projector screen, microphone (for large audiences only.) And a bottle of water.

HASTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#acouchforlama, #leahgilbert, #tatteredcover


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. 

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Leah's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-leah-gilbert  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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

 

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A Couch for Llama Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454925118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - February 6th, 2018