April 15, 2015
Author School Vist, Children's Book Author and Illustrator, Elephant's Story, Farrar Straus Giroux, Macmillan, New York City, Picture Book, Picture Book Art, Picture Books, School Visit, Vermont Authors
I spent a great week visiting schools in State College, PA.
Radio Park Elementary is full of students and teachers that are excited about reading, writing and drawing. A great school. A fun school visit.
One of the best parts of visiting schools is getting artwork and letters from kids!…
I was barely home in Vermont…when letters started arriving…I spent this morning answering them.
One of my favorite comments came from a child that likes that “my editor works in a building that looks like a slice of cheese.” I showed students a picture of the Flatiron Building so they could see where I go when I say “I’m go to see my publisher”.
Thank you to Mary Robert and her second graders for all your thoughtful letters…Here is a small sample…I’m off to the post office to mail all of the replies!
Elephant and Gracie helped me sign books in my hotel the night before my visit…
The day of my visit..I was greeted by this poster of MYRTLE in the library. It was drawn by a parent (and artist)…I love how she picked up on the patterns!
Myrtle Poster by parent
I had fun presenting and drawing with the students…I left drawings for the school…they were stuck all over the walls!
More drawings from presentation
Mrs. Grim’s Kindergarteners gave me an Elephant before I even left the school!
I brought him back to my hotel…tucked him in…and Gracie read a story to 2 Elephants that night…Thank you Mrs. Grim and Kindergarteners!
Thank you all! A special thank you to a swell librarian…Emily Herring…for all of your hard work. I enjoyed meeting everyone. It was a great day.
To the kids in Radio Park..keep reading, writing and drawing!…tcp