Greg Pizzoli Author's Visit

This is a PAUSD event for Grades 1-3

Join us for our District-Wide Author's Event on Wednesday, May 12 @ 12:35 p.m.

Baloney and Friends

Three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli presents the second Baloney and Friends book that Dav Pilkey declares "will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories"!

Baloney and friends will have newly independent readers giggling their way through more day-to-day adventures in the second book of this pitch-perfect graphic novel series. Whether it's writing the lyrics to their own original theme song, having an epic sleepover in a tent, experimenting with an incredible new device that lets them reach for the sky, or thinking deep (or deeply funny) thoughts about the world around them, this new collection of mini-tales and three mini-comics will have you cheering and rooting for Baloney the pig, Bizz the bumblebee, Peanut the horse, and everyone's favorite grumpy rabbit, Krabbit! And at the end, readers will learn to draw each character with different facial expressions and emotions by following clear step-by-step instructions.

A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics." —Booklist

Ordering Books

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Wednesday, May 12th, 12:30-1:30pm

This is an online event.

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About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney and Friends graphic novel series, as well as the author and illustrator of the award-winning picture books The Watermelon Seed, Good Night Owl, and The Book Hog. He also writes nonfiction for kids, including the New York Times Best Illustrated title Tricky Vic, The Quest for Z, and an upcoming book about pizza. He is the illustrator of the Jack series by Mac Barnett, Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, and two books by Margaret Wise Brown.

Greg studied English Literature at Millersville University before volunteering for the AmeriCORPS Volunteers in Service to America program. After two years as a VISTA volunteer, Greg earned his Masters of Fine Art in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Greg taught silkscreen for seven years at UArts before leaving to pursue making picture books full-time.

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