As another school year comes to an end, I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU to all the people who made this such an enjoyable year for me. I've gotten so much great feedback from teachers, librarians, parents, and students, and I really appreciate all of it.
I did over one hundred presentations at over thirty schools during the 2014-15 school year. Here are a few pictures I took along the way:
|Nothing like walking into a school and seeing student artwork inspired by my books. It floors me every time.|
|Nice Gingerbread Pirates window art, with a hand-painted baseball bulletin board in the background!|
|How awesome are these baseballs!?! The shading!|
|Well done, Lily!|
|Even after doing this for over fifteen years, it's always a little surreal to walk into a building and see stuff like this.|
|Sometimes they even give me cake! I had a nice big slice of this one (because it would have been rude not to, right?)!|
|Then a few days later at a different school... another baseball cake! And chocolate chip cookies. Nomnomnom.|
|Love this student drawing of me giving a presentation on Growing Up Pedro. Not bad!|
|School visits often lead to me getting some really awesome mail!|
|Hey, anything I can do to help! :)|
I've said this before but I'll say it again- when I set out to be a children's book author-illustrator, I had no idea I'd end up spending so much time talking in front of large groups of people. And as someone who used to dread getting up in front of the class to speak, I never imagined how much I would enjoy it.
So thanks! Looking forward to another great school year in 2015-16. I've already got trips planned to Utah, Texas and Minnesota! Can't wait.
But first... SUMMER!