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WHY HOST JENNIFER AND MATTHEW HOLM?
Jenni and Matt are bestselling, beloved, and easily promotable.This is their first original picture book series - and while it has their signature humor and quirk, creatively, they are upping their game here!
ABOUT THE BOOK: THE EVIL PRINCESS VS THE BRAVE KNIGHT
For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book—from the beloved creators of Babymouse—is here to help. Sort of.
Meet the Evil Princess and the Brave Knight. She casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. He rescues cats in distress, while she makes mischief. No wonder there isn’t much peace in this kingdom! But is the Evil Princess really so evil? And is the Brave Knight truly as chivalrous as he seems?
Children and parents will laugh at seeing familiar family dynamics play out in this charming and imaginative new story.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jennifer Holm is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish and several other highly acclaimed novels, including the Scott O’Dell Award-winning Full of Beans and three Newbery Honor Books, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. With her brother Matt, she is co-creator of beloved and bestselling graphic novels, including the Babymouse, Squish, and Sunny Side Up series. You can visit her online at http://www.jenniferholm.com/.
Matthew Holm is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created more than 35 books for children. He is the co-creator (with his sister, Jennifer) of a number of graphic novels, including the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the Squish and Sunny Side Up series. Matt recently co-wrote and illustrated the middle-grade novel Marvin and the Moths. He lives in the Hudson Valley, New York, with his wife and dog. You can visit him online at http://www.matthewholm.net/.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Length of Presentation/Q&A session is one hour.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Grade levels for visits for this tour are K-2.
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Jennifer and Matt will speak to as many kids that fit into the space where the event will be held. A minimum of 150 students per presentation is required.
The Holms’ do a Powerpoint, and will bring their own laptop (type) with adaptor as well as a back-up on a thumbdrive. Schools to provide:
- Projector & screen/smartboard
- Easel/Paper/Pens for drawing
PREPARING FOR JENNIFER AND MATTHEW’S VISIT
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.
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.
For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book--from the beloved creators of Babymouse--is here to help. Sort of.
Meet the Evil Princess and the Brave Knight. She casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. He rescues cats in distress, while she makes mischief. No wonder there isn't much peace in this kingdom! But is the Evil Princess really so evil? And is the Brave Knight truly as chivalrous as he seems? Children and parents will laugh at seeing familiar family dynamics play out in this charming and imaginative new story.
With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!
Meet Babymouse—Her dreams are big! Her imagination is wild! Her whiskers are ALWAYS a mess! In her mind, she's Queen of the World! In real life…she's not even Queen of the lunch table.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE! It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The fame?!? Nothing ever changes, until…Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon? Find out in Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! All new BABYMOUSE BONUS: How to Draw Babymouse & Create-Your-Own-Comic!
Introducing SQUISH—a new graphic novel series about a comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school AMOEBA trying to find his place in the world (or at least trying to make it through a school day). Inspired by his favorite comic book hero, SUPER AMOEBA!, Squish has to navigate school (bullies! detention! Principal Planaria!), family (dad: Hates to wear a tie. Secretly listens to heavy metal in the car), and friends (Peggy-rainbows! happy all the time! and Pod . . . who's . . . well, you just have to meet him). Can Squish save the world—and his friends—from the forces of evil lurking in the hallways? Find out in Squish: Super Amoeba—saving the world, one cell at a time!