Illustrator: Holden, Massachusetts
|Books:||Grades PreK-4: The World Never Sleeps, My Busy Green Garden, How Hot is Lava?, How Strong is an Ant?, How Does a Seed Grow?, Tell Me Tree, Whale Storytime Stickers, What If There Were No Sea Otters?, What If There Were No Bees?, What If There Were No Gray Wolves?, What If There Were No Lemmings?, Fireflies, Best Friends The True Story of Owen and Mzee, Emperor Penguins, The Best Vet in the World, Freckles and the Great Beach Rescue, Wild Fibonacci, Starfish Stars of the Sea, Octopus Under the Sea, Whales and Dolphins.|
|Fee:||$350 single session of 45-60 minutes, $150 each additional session, plus travel expenses where applicable|
|Features:||Carol takes her audience through the journey of creating a science and nature themed picture book, including first ideas, sketches, finished art and printed book. During a presentation, her Keynote presentation is accompanied by pieces of original artwork and some of her tools. The audience will learn the importance of research in creating illustrations for a nonfiction book. Carol will talk about some surprising discoveries she makes while gathering research for her science and nature books. She ends her talk with Q & A and on-the-spot drawing, which she leaves with the school or library.
Carol also offers a session which includes working with students to create a book in the classroom. Each child writes and illustrates a page and the cover is a combined effort. This works best with smaller groups.