Stephen Shaskan, PIZZA & TACO: TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL – in-person event!

Date: 
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 - 3:30pm

Wild Rumpus Books is thrilled to welcome back Stephen Shaskan—author and illustrator of a dozen books—to the store for a comic book creation workshop and a reading from the latest book in his PIZZA AND TACO series!

New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid? Stephen Shaskan will facilitate a comic book workshop followed by a free and open to the public reading from TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, the fourth book in his PIZZA AND TACO series. There will be time for audience questions followed by a signing line.

2:00 p.m. Comic Book Workshop. To Attend:

Registration with book purchase is required and space is limited! Click the button below or visit this link to register.

During this workshop, you will be led in exercises to develop comic book characters of your own—from name and super powers to costumes and catchphrases—that you can take home and bring to life in fully-fledged comics! This workshop is recommended for kids aged 6-to-10-years-old.

 

3:30 p.m. Reading. To Attend:

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The event will take place outdoors on the asphalt patio behind Wild Rumpus Books. In the event of rain, this event will be postponed. Masks are required.

Signing Guidelines:

Following the event, Stephen Shaskan will be available to sign and personalize copies of his books. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing, you may pre-order copies that will be signed just prior to the event. Orders must be placed by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28th to guarantee pre-signing. Please note in your order that you would like the book signed and the names of those you would like it signed to (or write "signature only").

Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of several picture books including: BIG CHOO, TOAD ON THE ROAD, MAX SPEED, THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF, A DOG IS A DOG, and the graphic novel series PIZZA AND TACO. He also illustrated the picture book PUNK SKUNKS and the graphic novel series Q AND RAY, both written by his wife Trisha Speed Shaskan. Stephen and Trisha live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and love visiting schools and libraries, reading their stories, and inspiring young authors/illustrators.

 

 

 

 

Books: 
Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593376072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid?


Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic! By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593376034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

Besties Pizza and Taco are BACK in Book 3, putting their drawing skills--and wild imaginations--to good use writing a comic book together!


Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593123348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

The second in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. This time around Pizza and Taco are bored, so they decide to throw an awesome party! What could possibly go wrong?


Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593123300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

The first in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. Two best friends, lots of toppings...but only one of them can be the BEST, right? Fans of Narwhal and Jelly will eat this book up...and be hungry for more!


Event Address: 
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States