Meet Drew Daywalt and Molly Idle to hear about their new picturebook, Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid, a hilarious story about wishes and friendship. Everybody knows that kids wish upon stars, but did you know that stars wish upon kids, too? When Clyde makes a wish on a star before bedtime, he doesn’t expect the star to actually show up in his bedroom!
Drew and Molly introduce their new book and their process of writing and illustrating this book, invite children to create their own stories and answer questions.
Host: Kathy Short, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and Director of WOW
Panelists: Drew Daywalt and Molly Idle
Co-Sponsor: Tucson Festival of Books
Drew Daywalt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, The Day the Crayons Came Home and The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. Although he grew up in a haunted house in Ohio, he now lives in Southern California, haunted by only his wife, two kids and a German Shepherd. His favorite color is Black.
Molly Idle is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo and the Flora series, the Rex series and Pearl. Molly lives in sunny Arizona with her marvelous, multi-generational family which includes: her brilliant husband, two mercurial sons, two remarkable parents and a pair of snugly cats.
Imagination Fridays is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words/University of Arizona and will occur one Friday a month at 1:00-1:45 pm from September to December with a new author and/or illustrator to introduce a brand new book. Add excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrator to promote new books and encourage children as readers, writers and illustrators.