Since the book’s publication in late fall of 2017, I have visited many schools. A list appears on the Events page. 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 book’s 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.
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