My students and I love hosting authors and illustrators in our library. You can feel the excitement and positive energy bouncing around the building.
How did WE prepare for Tad Hills' visit, you ask?
*WE read all of Tad's books.
*WE engaged in activities that helped us better understand and connect with Tad and his adorable characters.
*WE created displays, displays, displays, signs, signs, signs, and more displays.
*WE ordered books for the book signing.
*WE brainstormed questions to ask Tad.
*WE treated Tad like a rock star.
Here's what my students told me about Tad's visit:
*It was fun watching Tad Hills draw Duck and Goose. I love Duck and Goose."
*"Rocket Writes a Story is an amazing picture book. I'm happy Tad Hills read it to us."
*The book signing was my favorite part. I gave him a story that I wrote."
"I bought treats for the real Rocket. Tad Hills is going to bring them home to New York City."
"Tad Hills is a famous person."
"I like the knock knock jokes he shared with us."
"He showed us pictures of the real Rocket. I wish I could meet Rocket."
"Tad Hills is a good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, GREAT artist."
"Tad Hills read us Goose Need a Hug. It hasn't come out yet."
*Second graders think Tad Hills is...
*one cool dude
*an amazing artist
*one of the world's best illustrators
*the best author
*important to us
*out of this world
*a creative thinker
I'm sorry you could not attend yesterday's event, but I hope you enjoy this peek inside my library.
I am giving away one SIGNED copy of How Rocket Learned to Read.
Rules for the Giveaway
1. It will run from 11/14/12 to 11:59 p.m. on 11/16/12.
2. You must be at least 13.
3. Please pay it forward. :)
Borrow Tad's books from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.