University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Janet Stevens


Janet Stevens is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including "Tops & Bottoms," a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers "The Great Fuzz Frenzy," "Help Me, Mr. Mutt!," "The Little Red Pen" and more. She is also the illustrator of the Epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley. Janet Stevens lives in Colorado. Her new book is "The Donkey Egg."

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Scheduled events:
Weaving Fiction, Fact, and Humor: Picturebooks with Heart
Picture books can tell a good story as well as use facts to inform readers. The creators of four new picture books will talk about their use of humor along with fact and fiction for a delightful mix.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Susan Stevens Crummel, Scott Magoon, K-Fai Steele, Janet Stevens, Jonathan Stutzman
Moderator: Juanita Havill
Janet and Susan Present Donkey Egg
Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel present their new book "Donkey Egg."

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens
Illustrator Studio: From Cheap Paper to Final Art
Every illustration begins with lots and lots of sketching, but Janet Stevens' process from that point on constantly changes. Stevens will discuss the many tools and mediums she uses including acrylic paint, watercolor, watercolor crayon, pastel, pencil, colored pencil, digital elements, collage and choice of paper.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Janet Stevens
Moderator: Ray Martens

Books:
The Donkey Egg
Children / Teens
HMH Books for Young Readers
February 2019
ISBN 9780547327679
48 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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After fast-talking Fox leaves him with a large, green egg, Bear spends minutes, hours, days, and weeks lovingly caring for it with the help of his neighbor Hare.

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!
Children / Teens
HMH Books for Young Readers
December 2017
ISBN 9781328740540
56 pages
$7.99, INSTORE
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What's a dog to do with a problematic human? Mr. Mutt has the answers!

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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