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ANTOINETTE PORTIS

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Antoinette Portis available by request - Ages 3 and up

WHY HOST ANTOINETTE PORTIS?

“This simple introduction to water is an ideal read-aloud for the youngest scientists. Bold, beautiful, and equally simple illustrations are rendered with brush, sumi ink, and digital color…. Both school and public libraries will want this striking first science book on their shelves.--School Library Journal, Starred Review

“The text creates an easy-going, conversational tone while maintaining a good balance of scientific knowledge, everyday observation, and a child’s perspective. A large, labeled picture illustrates the water cycle. Appended pages include more detailed discussions of water’s different forms as well as the importance of conservation. A handsome picture book that’s well suited to reading aloud, especially for classroom units on water.”--Booklist

ABOUT THE BOOK: HEY WATER!

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Hey, water! I know you! You’re all around. Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn’t always look the same, it doesn’t always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman. As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms.

This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Antoinette Portis is a decorated picture book author/illustrator. Her picture books have garnered wide acclaim and many starred review, including ALA Notable Books Wait and Now. She was awarded a Geisel Honor for Not a Box, which was also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. A former creative director at Disney, she lives in Southern California. You can visit her online at www.antoinetteportis.com

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION

TBD

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES

TBD

DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS

TBD

AV/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Large presentations require a mic, screen & digital projector that is compatible with a Mac lap top and has sound capabilities. After reading the book, Antoinette will be playing a series of .wav audio files for a water-sound identification game.

For smaller classroom-sized presentations, Antoinette will bring her own laptop and portable speakers to play audio files.

PREPARING FOR ANTOINETTE PORTIS’ VISIT

TBD

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram Twitter | Facebook | #HeyWater

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.

 

 

 

Hey, Water! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823441556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 26th, 2019

*Featured Title*

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.

Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman. 

As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms. 

This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more.


Not a Box Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061123221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 12th, 2006

Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

The simple text makes the book appropriate for toddlers, but the message and retro feel of the book also lead to it being an original and compelling gift to mark an occasion such as a graduation.


Kindergarten Diary Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780061456916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 22nd, 2010

Starting kindergarten can be a little scary. But Annalina shows us there are lots of new and exciting things to look forward to—meeting your teacher, playing on the monkey bars, feeding the pet tortoise, and making new friends. Experience the ups and downs of the first days of kindergarten through Annalina's very own diary (as told to Antoinette Portis) and discover why the kids in room 2K are just fine!


Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

This is my favorite cloud. . .because it's the one I am watching.
This is my favorite tree. . .because it's the one where I'm swinging.
This is my favorite tooth. . .because it's the one that is missing.

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in Now, a clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis.