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School Visit with Antoinette Portis

Event date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Antoinette Portis will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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About the Book: Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.

Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman.

As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms.

This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more.

Antoinette Portis author photo

About the Author: Antoinette Portis is a decorated picture book author/illustrator. Her picture books have garnered wide acclaim and many starred review, including ALA Notable Books Wait and Now. She was awarded a Geisel Honor for Not a Box, which was also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. A former creative director at Disney, she lives in Southern California.

Hey, Water! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823441556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 26th, 2019

Not a Box Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061123221
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 12th, 2006

Not a Box Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061994425
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperFestival - September 27th, 2011

Not a Stick Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061123252
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2007

Wait Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439214
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 14th, 2015

Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

Best Frints in the Whole Universe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721364
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 5th, 2016

Best Frints at Skrool Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728714
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 26th, 2018

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