Recently, I had an author’s dream of a day. I visited the acclaimed Minuteman High School in Lexington, where Early Education and Design & Visual sophomores are working together to write and illustrate children’s books.
First I talked to the students about my own writing process and career.
Then I got to work with each team of students, see their text and art and give feedback.
Each team had created impressive work, all very different from each other’s. It was a joy to work with such creative, receptive, interested and interesting students.
After our meetings we were all treated to a delicious buffet lunch prepared and served by students in Minuteman’s Culinary program! I had a lovely conversation with the enthusiastic and kind teachers, librarian and administrators.
The highlight of the meal was the adorable cake decorated by one of the students. The decoration reproduced the cover of my picture book WHAT’S UP WITH THIS CHICKEN? and was three-dimensional. The cake tasted as good as it looked!
What a wonderful day!