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Preschool Visits (Approx. 30 minutes)

The visit will include:

  • Reading of my book
  • Discussion of what an
    author/illustrator does
  • Drawing demo
  • Hands-on craft
  • Book Signing

Elementary School Visits (Approx. 30-45 minutes)
(Ideal for K-grade 2)

I give students a look into how picture books are created. My goals are to inspire their creativity and to show them the possibilities of working as an author/illustrator. The visit will include:

  • Reading of my book
  • A look at first drafts and book dummies
  • Discussion of the publishing process:  the path from the having an idea, the manuscript, sketches, all the way to the printed book
  •  A lively collaborative drawing game to jumpstart creativity and imagination
  • Q & As/ Book Signing
 

Virtual Visits

15 minutes (via Skype/Google Hangout)

I will do a reading of my book, talk about what working as an author/illustrator is like, and take questions your class has prepared for me.