Angus and Ivy are in Nevada! My dear friends Lilly and Ellen are selling books and making friends in Reno.
Jennifer L. Hotes and I spent a fun afternoon at Ardmore School with Girl Scout Troop 46260 talking about character description. The girls each brainstormed a unique character and challenged a friend to illustrate based on their descriptions. What do you remember about Angus? What does he look like? What does he love to do after school? What does he think is an inventor's most important tool? Do you know the answers to these questions? Extra credit if you can guess how many hours Mrs. Hotes spent painting Angus's feet on the front cover until they were just perfect.
My wonderful illustrator Jennifer L. Hotes and I spent a fun-filled morning at Chestnut Hill Academy talking about writing, painting, and pirates. After listening to a chapter excerpt, the kids broke into author-illustrator pairs and worked on their own stories. I’m looking forward to reading their tales and seeing their illustrations. What a great bunch of smart, creative kids!