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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David Soman


Mr. Soman is appearing courtesy of Penguin

David Soman illustrates the Ladybug Girl books, which he writes with his wife, Jacky Davis. He is also the author and illustrator of the New York Times best selling Three Bears in a Boat, and most recently, The Monster Next Door. He comes from a family of artists, and is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City . He lives with his wife and two kids in upstate New York.

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Scheduled events:
The Monster Next Door with David Soman
Enjoy a story read by an author/illustrator as David Soman shares his new book, The Monster Next Door.

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Panelist: David Soman
Drawing Stories on the Spot: A Workshop for Ages 4-8
Have fun drawing with David Soman and creating your own story book right on the spot. Soman is the illustrator of the popular Ladybug Girl books and "The Monster Next Door."

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: David Soman
Moderator: Hee Young Kim
Monsters and Friends: Both Real and Imagined
Three best-selling creators of picture books in which children interact with imaginary friends and monsters will talk about their books and the reasons kids love and need these stories.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, 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: Michelle Knudsen, Dan Santat, David Soman
Moderator: Bob Wortman

Books:
The Monster Next Door
Children / Teens
Penguin
September 2016
ISBN 9780525427834
Hardcover, 40 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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"A boy has to find a way to resolve a neighborly dispute with the monster next door when the monster starts playing his tuba too loud"--

Three Bears in a Boat
Children / Teens
Dial Books
May 2014
ISBN 9780803739932
Hardcover, 40 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Afraid to face their mother after breaking her beautiful blue seashell, three bears set out on an high seas adventure to try to find a replacement.

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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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