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Imagination Friday with Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Watch (or re-watch) Imagination Friday with Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg below!

AstroNuts cover depicts characters AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark and StinkBug on the Plant Planet with plants on the horizon and a starry sky.Meet the author and illustrator of AstroNuts, a new series by Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg. This laugh-out-loud series with jet-propelled zaniness also has a serious side with facts about climate change and the environment. This high-energy book contains full-color collages and follows the AstroNuts on a new mission to find a planet fit for human life after we have finally made the Earth unlivable. Jon and Steven will talk about the two books in this new series, invite children to write and draw their own mission and answer questions.

Make your own story with collage art! Try the activity from this Imagination Friday by visiting this page on the AstroNuts website: https://www.astronuts.space/make-your-own-art. Download their templates, put them together in your own way with your own story and then email your art to us at wow@email.arizona.edu. We will share them with Jon and Steven. Maybe your art will be included on the AstroNuts website!

Host: Kathy Short, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and Director of WOW.
Panelists: Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
Co-Sponsor: Tucson Festival of Books

Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of guysread.com and a champion force behind guyslisten.com, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. He lives in Brooklyn.

Steven Weinberg writes and illustrates kids’ books about dinosaurs, roller coasters, beards and chainsaws. He lives in the Catskills in New York.

Imagination Friday is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words, University of Arizona College of Education and occurs Fridays from 1 to 1:40 p.m. through December 2020 with a different author or illustrator each week. Add some excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrator to promote new books and encourage children as readers, writers and illustrators.

Tucson Festival of Books logo with sponsors listed

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September 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
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