Illustrator: Salisbury, MD
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Books: Grades Pre K-4: How Strong Is an Ant?, How Does a Seed Sprout?, Whales Storytime Stickers, Tell Me Tree, 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?, Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee, Emperor Penguins,Wild Fibonacci, Freckles and the Great Beach Rescue, Over in the Rainforest, Over in the Arctic, Starfish, Octopus Under the Sea, Whales and Dolphins, Flying Bats!, What the Dinosaurs Saw, Sea Squares, Endangered Animals, Sea Sums,Thinking About Ants.
Fee: $350 single session, $150 each additional session, travel expenses negotiable. I live in Milwaukee, but I travel to Maryland from time to time. Scheduling to the DC area is not a problem.
Availability: All ages
Features: I take my audience through the journey of creating a science and nature themed picture book from manuscript to finished product. Students discover how I develop ideas, conduct research and create finished artwork. Examples of tools I use and some of the surprising nature facts I learn are part of the presentation. My Powerpoint slide show and original artwork contribute to my visual story. I end my presentation with Q & A and on-the-spot drawing, which remains with the class.

Another option is conducting a session like the first, but in addition I work with students to create a classroom book. I illustrate the cover and each child writes and illustrates a page. This works best with one or two classes and is equivalent to two sessions because of the time involved.

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