After an author-illustrator visits our school library, I always encourage students to self-reflect and share what they will remember about the experience five years from now.
*"Kevin Henkes was very nice to me."
*"He is an amazing artist."
*"He shared with us that there will be two more books about Penny. I want to read all of them."
*"I wish Kevin Henkes could visit our library every single day."
*"Mr. Kevin Henkes did an amazing job reading Penny and Her Song."
*"I enjoyed everything about his visit. I will remember it for a long time."
*"I wonder if I will ever met him again. I hope I do."
*"He is the best author and illustrator."
*"Penny and Her Song is an excellent book. I will read it over the weekend."
*"Kitten's First Full Moon is the best picture book ever created. It was fun seeing him draw Kitten."
*"I liked when he drew for us. My favorite illustration is Kitten. She looks just like the kitten in the book."
*"Mr. Henkes told us that art is all around us. I am going to look for art."
*"Kevin Henkes is awesome and fun."
*"My favorite part was when he read us Penny and Her Song. I'm happy he made three more books about Penny."
*"Kevin Henkes is a good writer."
*"I think it is interesting that he comes up with ideas when he is in the shower and working in his garden."
*"I liked seeing that he works in his attic."
*"I met someone who won the Caldecott Medal. Cool."
*"I liked that he told us how kids inspire him when they send him their artwork."
*"His details are very cool."
*"He is a smart person."
*"He draws beautiful pictures."
*"He’s always loved drawing. He has been an artist since he was a little boy."
*"I like his sense of humor."
*"Kevin Henkes is super smart and very talented."