This past Friday my son's school hosted children's book author Jean Alicia Elster for a special March is Reading Month event. It was a lot of fun to be a part of it from a parent's perspective. My experience with author visits has been as the author coming in to a school new to me. With Jean's visit, I was able to watch a school I was very familiar with latch on to her presentations and see books from a new angle. And of course, it was great to get to know another fine children's book author.
Author visits inject so much vitality into a school and encourage an interest in reading. They are so much fun to be a part of from any angle.
Thanks to Jean Alicia Elster for her warmth and great presentations!