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ADAM RUBIN

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WHY HOST ADAM RUBIN?

Lilting rhymes make this a natural pick for story time, and kids will love trying out their snazzy new “five” skills on the book and each other!

ABOUT THE BOOK: HIGH FIVE

From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition—starring YOU!

Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.

Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of ten critically-acclaimed picture books, including the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce and El Chupacabras (which was short-listed for the 2018 Texas Blue Bonnet award). He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full-time. In between writing projects, he designs and collects optical illusions, puzzles and games. His favorite color is blue, his favorite food is fried chicken, and his favorite animal is the otter. Adam currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. 

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION

The presentation takes approximately 45 minutes including Q&A. Adam will be hosting a high five competition during this presentation (see below for competition guidelines).  

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES

 Adam’s books are good for ages 3 and up but his favorite age group to present to is 3rd to 4th grade.

DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Adam prefers to present for one large audience in an auditorium setting (250-300 students).

AV/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Adam will arrive at the school 30 minutes before his presentation. Please have a staff member available to help him set up. Adam’s presentation will be emailed in PDF format prior to the event. He will bring a wireless remote that plugs into either a Mac or PC computer. He will also need two microphones and microphone stands (one for him and one for students asking questions). We would also ask that the teachers solicit questions from students to ask the author in advance, though they may come up with new questions during the presentation as well.

Adam is not particular about where he signs; however, we have found that the following suggestions work well: Please do not use a card table, as they tend to be unstable and too short. Square or rectangular tables work best as people cannot get behind them as easily as a round table. Please do not put a table cloth on the table as it is difficult to slide books across a table cloth. Please make sure that the chair is sturdy and does not have wheels.Please have a several black sharpies on hand for the signing.

Adam will be high fiving each child who comes to get their book signed. Please have some hand sanitizer available for post-signing use to keep away the tour bugs (for both Adam and attendees!) 

PREPARING FOR ADAM RUBIN’S VISIT

Adam will invite a few students on stage to participate in a high five competition during his school visit presentation. In advance of his visit, he ask that teachers, librarians, and other adults help get the students ready to show off their best high fives.

Please select three pairs of students who would like to join Adam on stage for this competition. Each pair will need to prepare:
- an original high five technique
- a name for the technique


The competition will consist of three pairs of kids performing their practiced, original high fives in front of the whole school. Then, the audience will vote by round of applause as to which of the three high five techniques was best. Preparation for the kids is essential so they can come up with fun choreography, name their technique and maybe even wear costumes. For older classes in attendance, a little mini-tournament beforehand to decide which pairs get to perform in front of the whole school. If there is an easy way to play music in the event space, that would make the whole thing a lot more dramatic and fun. Winners will receive a free copy of the book (provided in advance by the publisher).

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram Twitter | #HighFiveTheBook

ORDER FORMS

Vroman’s will create an order form that your school can use and distribute pre-author visit. We will also have book plates signed on the day of the event, for any students who turn in forms post-visit. 

ONLINE ORDERING 

Under Order Comments (found at the bottom of the check out page), please include: NAME OF STUDENT, GRADE LEVEL, and who the book(s) should be PERSONALIZED to.

Under Pick-up Options, please select: I would like to pick this order up at the store (although these books are going to be delivered to students on campus, on the day of the event).

Under Pick-up Location, please select: Vroman's Bookstore.

 

Educators: please DO NOT give books to students who say they have ordered online. Vroman’s will be bringing online orders to the campus, if placed and confirmed, BEFORE the author visit.

 

 

 

High Five Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525428893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 16th, 2019

From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU!

Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.

Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.


Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose.

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.

The award-winning team of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri has created an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack.


Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525428886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . . 

The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.


Secret Pizza Party Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 3rd, 2013

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone about this mouth-watering book from the New York Times bestselling creators of Dragons Love Tacos and Robo-Sauce!

How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. He loves the gooey cheesy-ness, salty pepperoni-ness, sweet sweet tomato-ness, and of course the crispity crunchity crust. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course! 
But shhh! It’s a secret! In fact, you should probably just forget I told you. Nope, no secret pizza party happening here.You didn’t already tell all your friends, did you? Uh oh . . .

Fans of Jon Klassen and Mo Willems's humor will gobble up this quirky ode to the lengths we will go to for our heart's desire.


Robo-Sauce Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525428879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 20th, 2015

Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s newest story, a hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK.

FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet, and supercomputers for brains! Plus, robots never have to eat steamed beans or take baths, or go to bed. If only there were some sort of magical “Robo-Sauce” that turned squishy little humans into giant awesome robots… Well, now there is. 

Giggle at the irreverent humor, gasp at the ingenious fold-out surprise ending, and gather the whole family to enjoy a unique story about the power of imagination. It’s picture book technology the likes of which humanity has never seen!