University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Jeremy Tankard


Appearing courtesy of Scholastic

Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of three very silly picture books: "Grumpy Bird," Boo Hoo Bird" and "Me Hungry." The funny thing is, he never planned to be a writer. However, after many years of drawing pictures, he decided that maybe adding some words to his art would be nice to try. To his surprise, he loved writing, and it seemed to be a natural fit for his drawings. The rest is history, and he can’t imagine a life without stories.

Jeremy was born in Cape Town, South Africa but left at the age of four for a new life in the United States. After living in South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, his family moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he spent most of his school years, finally ending up at the Alberta College of Art and Design. After a few years in Toronto, he now resides with his family in Vancouver. He continues to illustrate books for other authors: "Piggy Bunny" by Rachel Vail, "It’s a Tiger!" by David Larochelle, "Here Comes Destructorsaurus!" by Aaron Reynolds and "Melvis and Elvis" by iconic Canadian writer Dennis Lee. He is also working hard on a number of new projects of his own.

Jeremy enjoys eating apple pie and practicing Kung Fu. But never at the same time.

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Scheduled events:
Hungry Bird with Jeremy Tankard
Enjoy a story read by an author/illustrator as Jeremy Tankard shares his new book, Hungry Bird.

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Panelist: Jeremy Tankard
Illustrator Studio: Drawing Techniques for Humor
Jeremy Tankyard will demonstrate his techniques for using bold lines and caricatures in creating drawings that radiate humor.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jeremy Tankard
Moderator: Michelle Albertson
Creating Books for Very Young Children
Author/illustrators of picture books for very young children will share their strategies for creating effective picture books that capture the attention and participation of young children

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Phoebe Fox, Michael Hale, Jeremy Tankard, Emma J. Virján
Moderator: Michelle Parker-Rock
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 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Chris Britt, Christian Robinson, Jeremy Tankard, Emma J. Virján
Moderator: Adam Rex

Books:
Hungry Bird
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
September 2016
ISBN 9780545864176
Hardcover, 32 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. More/less

Boo Hoo Bird
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
April 2009
ISBN 9780545065702
Hardcover, 32 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
Buy now

When Bird gets hit on the head while playing ball, his friends have many suggestions to try to make him feel better.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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