May 8th – 1:30 pm and 10:30 pm
How does someone who hated reading as a child wind-up being a best-selling author and illustrator? Jeremy will talk about his childhood struggles with reading and how his love of illustration eventually made him a connaisseur of story-telling in all its many forms. He will also read from his books and show how he creates his unique style of illustration.
Jeremy Tankard is the best-sellling author and illustrator of three very silly picture books: Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird and Me Hungry! He continues to illustrate books for other authors: Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail, It’s a Tiger! by David Larochelle and his latest, Here Comes Destructorsaurus! by Aaron Reynolds due out in April 2014. Jeremy enjoys eating apple pie and practicing KungFu. But never at the same time.
Booktopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literary Festival, is an annual festival intended to promote literacy, celebrate language arts and cultivate creative thought amongst youth and families in West Vancouver.
Held in the first week of May, Booktopia offers a series of events for preschool, elementary and secondary school students at two venues: the Kay Meek Centre and the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Events include author visits, workshops, a youth art exhibit, a puppet show and more.
Please call 604-981-6335 for more information.