Local author and meteorologist, Kevin Janison visited with Kit Carson's scholars on October 23rd. He shared his book, "How Stinkville Got Cleaned up", with students.
In May 2007, the first Deputy Dorkface adventure was published, “Deputy Dorkface; How Stinkville Got Cleaned Up.” The book is based on a bedtime story Kevin told his children about a town where nobody takes a bath. Kevin would make up the Deputy Dorkface stories to tell his children, their friends, cousins, and anybody who would listen. They were by request, delivered almost every night. It was Improv by Dad. By the way, the name “Deputy Dorkface” was just made up to make the kids laugh. It worked!
Kevin gives over 100 school presentations each year; sharing his stories, the importance of reading, and taking the students on an interactive journey through the publishing process. In 2014, he visited schools from California to North Carolina.
In 2015, Trutherton was honored as a Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. In 2014, it won the Best Picture Book of the year in the General, Early Reader category from the Children’s Literary Classics. In 2013, Mannerland won the Gold, for Best Picture Book (General, Early Reader) from Children’s Literary Classics. Sugaropolis was named 2014 Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine for its message on healthy eating, 1st place winner in the 2014 Royal Dragonfly book awards in the picture book category, and it made the ”recommended reading” list of the Nevada Young Readers Association in 2012. “The Deputy Dorkface series has been named among the best in family friendly media,” Mom’s Choice Awards
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