University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Adam Rex


Adam Rex is the Arizona-raised author/illustrator of the New York Times best-selling "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich,” “ the author of the NYT bestselling "School's First Day of School," the illustrator of the NYT bestselling "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors," and also the author and/or illustrator of several books about which the Times has been strangely coy. His latest is "Nothing Rhymes With Orange" an all-singing, all-dancing picture book about fruit, loneliness, acceptance and Nietzsche.

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Scheduled events:
What's Funny? Humor in All Shapes and Sizes
Three authors will talk about the many forms that humor can take across different types of books, including picture books, young adult novels and historical biographies. Adam Rex's "Nothing Rhymes with Orange," Gloria Chao's "American Panda" and Steve Sheinkin's new Time Twisters history series all use humor in unique ways to engage readers.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gloria Chao, Adam Rex, Steve Sheinkin
Moderator: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum
Adam Rex, Nothing Rhymes with Orange
Enjoy a story read by author and illustrator, Adam Rex, as he shares his new book, "Nothing Rhymes with Orange."

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Adam Rex
On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off
This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience. The session will end with a panel on the role of sketching and creativity in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nate Evans, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Lita Judge, Adam Rex, Bob Staake, Ursula Vernon
Moderator: Adam Rex
A Celebration of R. L. Stine and SlappyWorld
Join us in the Goosebumps SlappyWorld to celebrate the work of R.L. Stine. The celebration will begin with a Slappy Look-Alike Contest judged by Stine who will then talk about his creation of Goosebumps and SlappyWorld and answer questions. The celebration will end with a book signing restricted to the audience for this session. Assistive listening devices available.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: R. L. Stine
Moderator: Adam Rex

Books:
Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Children / Teens
Chronicle
August 2017
ISBN 1452154430
48 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can't help but feel like it's impossible for him to ever fit in. More/less

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
April 2017
ISBN 0062438891
48 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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From New York Times bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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