Thursday, February 14, 2013

Author Visit: Henry Cole

 Our students were in for a very special treat this week when we were visited by a very special author and illustrator Henry Cole.  Some of the books he illustrated include: 
  • Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1997)
  • Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1997)
  • Warthogs in the Kitchen by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1998)
  • Livingstone Mouse by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1998)
  • Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1998)
  • Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1998)
  • Wacky Wedding: A Book of Alphabet Antics by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1999)
  • Ed and Fred Flea by Pamela Duncan Edwards (1999)
  • Little Bo by Julie Andrews Edwards (1999)
  • Moosestache by Margie Palatini (2000)
He told the story of being a little boy and getting the best present ever -- pencils and drawing paper...and he has been drawing ever since. Mr. Cole played music and then drew a few pictures for the children.
 While the student's watched, Mr. Cole quickly sketched this alligator.
 Excitement was in the air as he was drawing.
This was his final sketch. He told the children to keep practicing what they love to do and never give up.

1 comment:

Lourdes said...

Sofi came home and said, "I know I've always wanted to be a vet, but Henry Cole inspired me to be a writer." She even asked her dad to build her a studio, just like Henry Cole has. He is an awesome writer and a REALLY engaging storyteller. So Hapoy CCE has author visits like this.