I worked with about twenty cuties at the Downtown Library in Lansing, MI. I LOVE CADL! We talked a little about how I became an illustrator and how a book gets made. I read And The Bullfrogs Sing and The Purple Pussycat. After simple frog-drawing demo the kids made their own singing bullfrog art to take home! #KidLit
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
As a shy-on-the-inside human who has been described by friends as "emotionally a small dog that shakes alot" and my new favorite "Kate is like a woodland creature, she's more afraid of you than you are of her." No one is more surprised than I as to how much I am enjoying these #Kidlit visits!
Armed with a new Powerpoint and clicker, trying out all kinds of arty projects, practicing my story reading and just connecting with the bright-eyed little ones over creative nonsense has been a blast!
I am so grateful for the scholarship I earned to attend Highlights Foundation "Crafting School Visits" program in 2018, as I am leaning on those skills pretty hard this month. I honestly do not think I would've conquered my public speaking fears without them. But not only am I battling those butterflies, I'm truly loving these moments with all the wonderful kids I have been so fortunate to meet.
If you are interested in teaming up with me for a Kidlit visit, drop me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
I had so much fun reading And The Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle Begins (the book I illustrated, written by David L. Harrison, published by Holiday House ) at Barnes and Noble storytime! And then all my new kid-friends and I made frog wristbands. Here are a few shots from that bookstore adventure.
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Monday, July 29, 2019
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