Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Author Visit, Garin School, Brentwood, CA

Last Friday, I visited Garin Elementary School in Brentwood, California (in the Sacramento delta area east of San Francisco) and was pleased with the enthusiastic response to my presentations. I spoke to three groups: 1st and 2nd grades, kindergarten, and 3rd through 5th grades. Students in the upper grades had read my book, Baby Whale Rescue, and younger students had read Wiggle and Waggle as well as some of my other books, so they were all well prepared. We had time for questions at the end of my upper grade presentation and I was impressed by the variety of the questions the students asked. My visit was one of the culminating events of the celebration of Read Across America week. I saw many teachers wearing Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat striped hats and many of the students had come to school wearing costumes depicting a character in a favorite book.


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!


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