Double Draw Dare! with Tom Angleberger and Dub Leffler, from the Virginia Festival of the Book

This week, I had the amazing opportunity to moderate a virtual session for the Virginia Festival of the Book‘s Shelf Life series. Double Draw Dare had everything – a gameshow wheel, outer space dragons, sea creatures in formal wear, and two incredibly talented illustrators: Tom Angleberger and Dub Leffler. I’m still sore from laughing! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Children’s book author-illustrators Tom Angleberger (DJ Funkyfoot! Butler for Hire) and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) take part in this interactive, gameshow-style event, featuring fun challenges and silly twists for ages five and up. Fun for all ages!

Originally planned as part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event was rescheduled to May 13 due to unforeseen circumstances.


Tom Angleberger, author of DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire!, is also author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia.

Dub Leffler, author of Once There Was A Boy, is an Australian illustrator, writer, animator, and mixed media artist, working in the arts through books, film, television, muralism, and art education. He is descended from the Bigambul and Mandandanji people of southwest Queensland, as well as being of French, Syrian, and Irish heritage.

Thanks to our community partners for this event: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, with support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, and the UVA Vice Provost for the Arts.

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