Draw Off with Dan and Tony D!

Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation

Saturday, 4:00-4:30

Two favorites in the children's book world go head to head in a Pictionary-style draw-off of epic proportions! Audience participation required!


Tony DiTerlizzi


Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

Dan Santat

Dan Santat is the 2015 Caldecott Medal recipient for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. He is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Are We There Yet?, and has illustrated many

other acclaimed books for children. Dan lives in Southern California with his



Justin Colussy-Estes

Justin Colussy-Estes has lived in Decatur for nearly ten years, where he is the manager of Little Shop of Stories, an independent bookstore for kids of all ages.