|Props for my program at Olson School, Verona, Wisconsin|
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
|Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ|
|With Jill Wadsworth, host and moderator of my Illustrator Studio workshop|
|With Tom Uhlman and Mary Kay Carson|
|Art project: putting stripes on the zebra|
After my story blanket time I had a some time to wander around the festival on my own, which was a good opportunity to take a closer look at some of the children’s books and to listen to Sandy Ogelsby, a storyteller with wonderfully dramatic Native American animal tales.
|With Cheryl Blackford and Glenda Armand|
The festival also included opportunities to meet and socialize with other authors, including a reception on Saturday evening at Gentle Ben’s restaurant followed by a dinner for the children’s book authors at Pastiche. The vast array of children’s programs was coordinated by Kathy Short and ran smoothly with the help of an army of cheerful and helpful volunteers. The executive director of the festival is Marcy Euler. It was a pleasure to be invited as one of the authors featured in this amazing event.
|At the signing table in the book tent|
Thursday, March 17, 2016
|Sunrise Elementary School, Tucson, Arizona|
|Collared Lizard, from A Day and Night in the Desert|
|Ceramic Mural, Birds of the Desert|
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
My visit was coordinated by teacher Christy Condrin. I thank her for doing a great job of organizing my visit and for the wonderful thank you letters and pictures from her students. One student wrote: "You inspired me to be an author and illustrator." And thanks to the Garin PTA for sponsoring my visit. I had a great day!
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Last Wednesday, I participated in the Family Reading Night at Jefferson Elementary School, in Redondo Beach, California as part of their celebration of Read Across America week. I and five other authors had a chance to read our stories to students and parents. I had an enthusiastic group who enjoyed hearing A Zebra’s World and going on a “Lion Hunt” and also helping to dramatize the story of A Polar Bear’s World, with three students acting as polar bears wearing my polar bear masks. Families could also purchase pizza and snacks and go to the book fair. I thank parent Bik Wong for inviting me and organizing the event. Everyone looked like they were enjoying it!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
|Sample for Nonfiction Pizza Book Report Project|