CHILDREN'S BOOKS PUBLISHED BY MEDITATING BUNNY STUDIO INC.

On Being Yukiko - Graphic Novel

On Being Yukiko - Graphic Novel

COMING DECEMBER 2020! Written and Illustrated by Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey In a rare collaboration between two of Canada’s most notable Japanese Canadian artists, Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey, comes an intergenerational story on family history and cultural identity.

Nori and his Delicious Dreams (2020)

Nori and his Delicious Dreams (2020)

Written & Illustrated by Jeff Chiba Stearns Nori is a Japanese boy with an incredible appetite who dreams of sleeping on beds made of delectable dishes. Nori and His Delicious Dreams is an exploration of culinary delights from around the globe that is sure to excite the appetites of children through colourful illustrations and playful rhymes.

Mixed Critters (2018)

Mixed Critters (2018)

Written & Illustrated by Jeff Chiba Stearns Inspired by Jeff Chiba Stearns’ own multiracial background, MIXED CRITTERS is a children’s book that serves as an introduction to multiethnic identity through the blending of various animals from A to Z.

SCHEDULE AN AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR VISIT FOR YOUR SCHOOL

WITH JEFF CHIBA STEARNS

With each visit, Emmy nominated animation filmmaker, award-winning educator and acclaimed author and illustrator Jeff Chiba Stearns brings his children’s books MIXED CRITTERS and NORI AND HIS DELICIOUS DREAMS to life through entertaining readings and engaging drawing workshops. After an interactive reading, Jeff will lead an energetic discussion about his work and conduct a drawing workshop where he will teach students techniques on how to create appealing characters and illustrations. After the presentation, students will be inspired to use their imaginations and create their own mixed animals based on Jeff’s best-selling book MIXED CRITTERS.

ASSEMBLIES AND LIBRARY PRESENTATIONS

Presented in assembly style format Jeff will project and read pages from his books as students follow along. Illustration demonstrations are conducted on a whiteboard and depending on the size of the group can also be projected on a screen using a camera. Jeff can accommodate one large assembly or multiple library / classroom presentations.

To book Jeff please click HERE with your inquiry.

PRAISE FROM TEACHERS

“The students were highly engaged both by the books themselves and also how Jeff related to the children! His presentation was a great blend of reviewing “Mixed Critters”, introducing “Nori and His Delicious Dreams” and his drawing demonstrations. The children were very focused when being given the opportunity to create their own mixed critter! Our Grade 5 and Kindergarten communities, together, are currently in the process of collaboratively creating our own version of a mixed critters alphabet book! Students, staff, and parents were blown away by the personal touch that Jeff gave to his autographs and how he personalized the books for those who purchased copies.” - Carrie Yamaoka, Kindergarten Teacher at Quigley Elementary

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Nori and his Delicious Dreams (2020)

Written & Illustrated by Jeff Chiba Stearns Nori is a Japanese boy with an incredible appetite who dreams of sleeping on beds made of delectable dishes. Nori and His Delicious Dreams is an exploration of culinary delights from around the globe that is sure to excite the appetites of children through colourful illustrations and playful rhymes.

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