Tuesday, October 13, 2009

4 Readings in AZ so far, many to go

Last Monday was the 4th "The Bay Gull" book event in Arizona. Thanks to everyone who came out to Berean's Bookstore in August, Momma's Organic Market in September, Mommy and Me at Community Church of Joy and to the 2nd - 4th grade students at Cross of Glory Lutheran School! Combined, I have had the opportunity to share the book with over 100 children in Arizona.

The readings often include applying elements of the book to specific activies or information for the children. The Mommy and Me storytime involved an activity for the children creating sailboats which ties in perfectly with history about Bristol, RI, my hometown. The Cross of Glory event covered information on creating illustrations, editing the story and publishing the book along with a geography lesson about New England which the students are currently studying in class. 

It is amazing how many children are interested in learning about writing a book. While I certainly am not an expert in the field, it is fun to share about the writing and illustration process with them. They will no doubt be using these skills through countless book reports over the years and it is exciting to be able to inspire them to pursue a dream.

The readings are free so please feel free to contact me through the website http://www.thebaygull.com/ or post a comment on the Blog if you are in the Arizona area and would like to have "The Bay Gull" shared with your children's group or school.