Author/illustrator Anna Grob with the staff of Fulton Elementary School in Tinley Park IL.
School Visist November 15, 2012- Fulton School in Tinley Park invited me to their Fulton Family Reading Night. Over 200 people attended the event. This was my first author visit to a elementary school. I read my book A Coyote Who Wished He Lived In A Zoo and demonstrated the art of illustration, and how to write a story using pictures. The staff was amazing and made me, along with my husband Don, feel very welcome. The students were a joy to read to. They asked intellegent questions and all participated in the fun activity. The children had a blast making up a story using illustrations and their own imaginations.
Anna demonstrates writing a story using illustrations.
I asked the children what kind of animal they wanted to write about. They chose a deer. We added antlers to his head because he was a male. One child named him Fluffy, so we gave him a fluffy tail. Another child insisted he had spots. We gave him trees and tall grass because he lived in a forest. The children gave Fluffy some friends, two birds who were perched in the trees, a rabbit named Carrots, and a dog named Tucker. They named the story, "The Wild Friends.". All of the friends got together to help find Tucker the dog who was lost. Very cute story and all of the children did a fantastic job putting it together.
In addition to my visit, the children read to special guests, the, Reading Dogs. These trained therapy dogs were wonderful with the children.
Children's Programs at Libraries
Libraries are a fun place to have a book event. Children love to read and enjoy story time. They can meet new kids and participate in fun activities and crafts they can take home with them.
Schedule an Author visit with Anna Grob What Your Child Will Learn. During an author visit with me, I will read from my book and engage the children in fun educational disscussions and activities pertaining to animals and nature. Below is a list of some of the things your child will learn at one of my events.
Talk about an animal's niche and habitat Demonstrate how to write a story using pictures Prey and predator relationships How to draw animals The good things zoos do for animals Coyote Awareness
How to Schedule an Author Visit at Your School or Library Contact author directly to schedule date, time, and details. Scheduling during a special event works great too. Send letter home to parents announcing the author visit and offering them the opportunity to order author autographed books for their children. Coordinate book sales with Anna. Contact Anna through the contact form in the menu bar or at email@example.com