Since the publication of Mr. Mouthful Learns His Lesson in late fall of 2017, I have visited many schools and done a number of book signings. A list appears here. At most of the schools, I talked to combined class and did multiple sessions. My presentation works for all elementary-school grades.
My goal? Mostly, I want kids to laugh—and they do. But they also learn about becoming an author and making a book. They are fascinated by all that goes into it, and I show them how the book developed from beginning to end. Finally, kids learn some important things about words, word meanings, word play, and metaphor. The book has a bunch of fun words like chapeau and titter and blather and froufrou.
I say this in the introduction: “Learn to love words—big and small—and learn which ones to use when.” Kids with dreams of writing will be inspired.
I would be happy to provide references from teachers and librarians at the schools I have visited.
I will respond within 48 hours.
Schedule a Virtual Zoom Visit FREE!
Teachers and (brand-new) homeschool parents—we’re scheduling Virtual Author Visits. The Virtual Visits are for your classroom, school, or online group. Join via a Zoom call, and see how the “Mr. Mouthful” book came to life. Author Joseph Kimble will show the handwritten drafts and how the artwork was selected; interact with your students or group; and answer questions about the book and how it was produced.
There will be lots of laughter and learning for kids in grades K–5.
This 1-hour Zoom session can be requested using the form below and can include your classroom students, a group of new homeschool kids, or your public-library patrons. It’s totally FREE!