Jon Klassen, award-winning author and illustrator of best-selling picture books including I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, shares the stories behind his stories, does a live drawing demonstration, and inspires children to tap into their own creativity.
Date: November 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 – 5.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Football Club Meeting Rooms 1-3 , 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, HK
Suitable for: Parents with Children 5-10 years old
Cost: $150 per child (Parents are free)
Jon Klassen is a writer and illustrator of children’s books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for children’s book illustration, recognizing the 2012 picture book This is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is the first person to win both awards for the same work.
This Is Not My Hat is a companion to Klassen’s preceding picture book, I Want My Hat Back (2011), and his first as both writer and illustrator. Both books were on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than 40 weeks and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and been translated into 22 languages.
Jon Klassen has also worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.