Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Author Visit from Pamela Duncan Edwards and Illustrator Henry Cole

We were very lucky yesterday to have a visit from one of our school's favorite authors, Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrator Henry Cole. As Ms. Edwards talked to the children about her new book (Princess Pigtoria and the Pea), the students were entertained by Mr. Cole who sketched pictures at the same time. Pamela Duncan Edwards is a bestselling author of more than twenty-five popular picture books. Her titles include: While the World is Sleeping, Livingston Mouse: Roar!, A Noisy Counting Book, Honk, Some Smug Slug, The Worrywarts, and Clara Caterpillar. Pamela grew up in northern England and taught preschool for eleven years. She moved to the United States with her husband and two sons over twenty-five years ago. After moving to the US, she became a children's librarian and author. After their presentation yesterday, many children and parents had the opportunity to get their books personally autographed by Pamela and Henry. It was a real treat and great experience for the students. Listen to a special reading of her new book below:

Untitled from Melanie Holtsman on Vimeo.


Ms. Symons and Ms. Wickert said...

Lauren had SO much fun with the visitors. She loves reading their books now. I feel so blessed that Lauren goes to a school that does such fantastic things for her.

Melanie Holtsman said...

My kids had so much fun listening and learning from the author and illustrator, but the fact that you read so many books to them before they arrived made all the difference. Thank you for making the most of this memorable experience!