Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris:
The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Cost (talk + book signing): $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, $5.00 for children, Free for children 3 and under seated on laps. Members receive a 20% discount on all tickets. Museum admission on the day of the event includes book signing only (excludes talk).
Join New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris to celebrate the release of their action-packed and hysterical graphic novel, The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza, based on the massively popular live cartoon. Barnett and Harris will talk about their work and sign books for visitors. Advance tickets are recommended for the talk, due to limited seating.
About the Book
New York Times bestselling Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris turn their massively popular The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza live cartoon into an action-packed and hysterical graphic novel series—perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Kinney.
Something terrible is happening in the skies! Rats are eating the MOON!
There’s only ONE hero for the job, a bold and fearsome beast bioengineered in a secret lab to be the moon’s savior and Earth’s last hope! And that hero is . . . a cat. A cat who will be blasted into space!
Accompanied by the imperious Moon Queen and LOZ 4000, a toenail clipping robot, the First Cat in Space journeys across a fantastic lunar landscape in a quest to save the world. Will these unlikely heroes save the moon in time? Can a toenail-clipping robot find its purpose in the vast universe? And will the First Cat in Space ever eat some pizza?
About Mac Barnett
Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Mac’s picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, which also won the E.B White Read-Aloud Award, and Extra Yarn, which won both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Leo: A Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson, Just Because, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, and The Skunk, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, were all named Best Illustrated Books by The New York Times. Mac’s novels include the Mac B., Kid Spy books, the Brixton Brothers mysteries and the Terrible Two series. His website is macbarnett.com.
About Shawn Harris
Shawn Harris’s first illustrated book Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers received seven starred reviews, was an Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable, and a PW Best Book of the Year. His authorial debut Have You Ever Seen a Flower is a Caldecott Honor award winner. Shawn’s other picture books include Eggers’s What Can a Citizen Do, which was a Time Magazine Best Children’s Book, Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy, A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett, and his own author-illustrated work Doing Business. Harris also occasionally moonlights as singer/songwriter of the popular Oakland, California band The Matches, whose early 2000’s album art sparked his illustration career. His website is shawnharris.info.