Chris Haughton came visiting on Tuesday.
He was in the U.S. to accept his Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for the book Shh! We Have a Plan.
The students LOVE all three of his books, as evidenced by the amount of fan art that keeps popping up!
You can see other book-related lessons here and here. During the visit, Chris read his books, talked about the book-creating process, got the students dancing, and answered questions. It was a fun and full visit!
While sharing Oh No, George, Chris brought his George puppet, which got into a bit of mischief gobbling cake and dumping trash. No worries though, they were just paper!
The lights in our Centre don't have a dimmer, so to see the screen, we turned them all off. It made the reading quite dramatic. Chris did a fantastic job of acting out the stories.
There was time for questions, but as with all author/illustrator visits, never enough time.
The first grade students thanked Chris and wrote down additional questions:
It was a fab visit!
Come back soon, Chris!