Monday, May 14, 2012

Once Upon a Time . . . Jon Scieszka Tried to Destroy Jarrett Krosoczka

Last blog we were at the LA TIMES Festival of Books, and one of the booths we signed at was Once Upon a Time . . .


So it's only fitting that we visit the bookstore itself. But first, lunch!


Above: Bob Boyle and Dan Santat count the carbs. (The vegetable plate was mine, and Tao Nyeu had chili and a sandwich.)

Then it was indie bookstore time with Maureen Palacious, the owner of Once Upon a Time . . .

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While we were there, Dan signed some books. And many of them were even his!

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Peepy loved exploring with Bob and Tau . . .

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Oh, look! It's Tao's new book . . .


Wait! What's that? Why it's an AMAZING-AND-SILLY-VIDEO created for the Children's Choice Book Awards -- featuring Jarrett Krosoczka vs. Jon Scieszka, two guys whose last names are slightly harder to spell than mine.

Warning: Film contains mayhem, destruction, and wayward authors and illustrators. So,look carefully, I'm in it, along with Jeanne Birdsall. Our cameos are short, but the acting is dramatic, hilarious and heartbreaking -- truly, Oscar-worthy.

Here are some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of the shoot. Behold the expensive trash-can-steady-cam . . .


And finally, here are some shots the paparazzi took of Jeannie and Cagney confer with the director . . .

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Next Blog: More independent bookstore fun. This time we visit Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop where we find out what exactly Tony Di Terlizzi is trying to gell us . . .


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