Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dinner with Jon Klassen!

Jon Klassen reads from his book I Want My Hat Back

The amazingly talented and incredibly nice author/illustrator Jon Klassen was in town on October 21st to do some events. Unfortunately, Addendum wasn't one of his stops this time, but there's always next time.... 

Jon Klassen wrote and illustrated the books I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat.

Candlewick Press
Candlewick Press

I Want My Hat Back won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books by the New York Times for 2011.  You can check out the trailer for the book here.  

This is Not My Hat trailer.

Klassen has also illustrated a number of other books, including:

Paula Wiseman Books - Simon & Schuster
 Cats' Night Out, by Caroline Stutson
(Cats' Night Out won the Governor General's Award for illustration in an English-language children's book).

Balzer & Bray - HarperCollins
Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett

Balzer & Bray - HarperCollins

Candlewick Press

House Held Up By Trees, by Ted Kooser

House Held Up By Trees was selected as one of the Top 10 Best Illustrated Books by the New York Times for 2012.

Klassen has a new book coming out in April 2013 which he illustrated, called The Dark. The book is written by Lemony Snicket - you know with these two working together it's going to be brilliant!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

We were fortunate enough to have dinner with Klassen after his reading where, among other things, we heard more about The Dark and saw some of his incredible illustrations for the book. You will definitely want your own copy!

Thank you, Jon, for taking time to spend the evening with us on your busy tour. 

If you want to learn more about Jon Klassen, check out his blog! 

All of Klassen's books mentioned in this post are available at Addendum!

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