i love doing school visits!
Talking with kids about whales and writing is the best. Let's just say I'm a *little* enthusiastic about both of these topics. I've done many book readings and whale talks, and would be happy to tailor a presentation to your classroom or school's specific needs.
My standard presentation is one I developed for talks I did at the California Academy of Sciences. This includes reading my picture book, Little Gray’s Great Migration, and then an approximately 30-minute interactive presentation about the Pacific gray whale using the story as a framework. It’s especially good for kids ages 6-10.
Because Little Gray’s Great Migration integrates a lot of science into this fictional tale, I can also talk with students about the research and writing process for the book, plus help kids craft their own science-inspired story.
Please contact me for rate information and to start planning your school’s event(s)!
NOTE: I really like to do book signings at school visits. Ideally your classroom will send home an order form and contact a local bookstore or my publisher Arbordale to do a special order of Little Gray’s Great Migration for interested students before my event.