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Posts Tagged ‘Dan Santat’

Writers Take On the Ice Bucket Challenge

Dan Santat, a children’s books author and illustrator, has completed the #IceBucketChallenge.

The video embedded above features Santat performing the activity in support of the ALS Association. Before dousing himself with the ice water, Santat requested two colleagues, Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Jennifer L. Holm, and Sesame Street star Elmo follow in his footsteps.

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Children’s Books Illustrators Contribute Pieces to ‘Imaginary Friends’ Art Show

BeekleSeveral children’s books illustrators will contribute pieces for the “Imaginary Friends” art show hosted at Gallery Nucleus.

The participating artists include Chu’s Day illustrator Adam RexThe Shabbat Puppy illustrator Jaime ZollarsAstronaut Academy graphic novelist Dave Roman, and more. The show will open on April 19th and run until May 11th.

The theme of this exhibition celebrates the main character of Dan Santat’s latest picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. Santat announced on Facebook that he will share limited prints, unpublished art, and design sketches from the book for the display.

Bette Midler, Dan Santat, & Kendra L. Willis Get Booked

beekleHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend creator Dan Santat will appear for a story time at Books of Wonder. Meet him on Tuesday, April 1st from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Dav Pilkey Lands Deal for New Captain Underpants Books

Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey will publish two new Captain Underpants books with Scholastic. The new books will come out in August 2014 and August 2015. Here’s more Pilkey news from the release:

Scholastic will publish newly re-illustrated editions of Pilkey’s seven-book Ricky Ricotta series, featuring a mouse and his big robot friend, with all new full-color art by bestselling illustrator Dan Santat. Scholastic will reissue Ricky Ricotta novels #1 through #7 starting in May 2014—plus two brand new Ricky Ricotta books (Ricky Ricotta #8 and #9) in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 respectively.

The deal was negotiated with Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger by two Writers House agents. Amy Berkower represented Dav Pilkey and Jodi Reamer represented Dan Santat.