I Got Mail

It’s almost spring, prime time for school visits! Whenever I do one, I get repaid in three parts.

First, the prep, which makes me re-think what I want to share with kids about reading, writing, imagination and creativity–all in just 45 minutes. What do I really want them to know? How can I encourage them all to be makers and dreamers? (To tell the truth, I also get nervous during this part!)

Second, I do it!

And third, if I’m lucky–and I so often am–I get letters afterwards. Who gets REAL letters any more, let alone illustrated? My own personal illuminated manuscripts. Here are a few recent ones–enjoy!

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