Stephen Shaskan: Virtual Book Party

Saturday, May 9, 1PM

Join us for a virtual book party for Stephen Shaskan's new graphic novel Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? Stephen will tell us about the new series and read a bit, sing the official Pizza and Taco song, and show us how to draw Pizza and Taco at home! Tune in on Instagram live to give Stephen suggestions of other food characters to draw and to ask questions about writing, drawing, and where to get the best pizza in town. Plus, tell us which YOU think is the best: Pizza or Taco!

Order your copy of Pizza and Taco (or any of Stephen's books) and have it signed and personally inscribed by Stephen Shaskan! Just tell us who you'd like your book(s) inscribed to in the customer notes when you order. We will email you when the books have been signed and are ready for pickup or shipment.

This event will be live on Wild Rumpus's Instagram at 1PM and will be posted on Facebook after the event is finished.

Watch a trailer of Pizza and Taco and get an idea of the fun in store for Saturday at the video below!

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 1:00pm
Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? Cover Image
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!

Best friends are the BEST! But WHO is the BEST? Is it Pizza or Taco? The question is debatable! They both love water slides. They both are friends with Hot Dog and Hamburger. In fact, maybe they should have a debate and get their friends to VOTE for who's the best! Can their friendship survive the race for top spot on the popularity food chain? Cast your VOTE!

This hilarious young graphic novel--with chapters--will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 4-7 and bolster their reading confidence. Readers will be eager to devour the next book in the series, Pizza and Taco Throw a Party, coming in 2021! Young graphic chapter books are also a great step on the way to longer chapter books and graphic novels.

Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale Cover Image
By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062393470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

With bouncy call-and-response text and vivid illustrations, this lively picture book from author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan is sure to have readers giggling along with Toad's silly antics. A perfect read-aloud!

Who’s that coming down the road?

Oh yikes! Oh yikes!

It’s a bear on a bike.

Max Speed Cover Image
By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481445900
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016


Max, a tiny speed racer, is off on the adventure of a lifetime in this adorable new picture book that proves all you need for a big adventure is a little imagination.

As soon as Max has finished cleaning his room, he’s off racing his super-secret car at incredible speeds, soaring over rivers of lava, sky diving, and swimming with sharks. This picture book is perfect for every young speed racer, careening from one adventure to the next.

Punk Skunks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - February 9th, 2016

Join two rockin’ punk skunks in a fun story about friendship.

Kit and Buzz are BSFs—Best Skunks Forever. Every day they rock out together. But when Kit wants to sing a song about skating and Buzz wants to sing a song about painting, the BSFs get into a HUGE fight!

They try to hum, drum, and strum on their own, but it’s all wrong. Will Kit and Buzz find a way to make up?

Event Address:
Minneapolis, MN
United States