We had a wonderful author visit and learned about
"Jonathan James and the What If Monster"!
This is a great story to help kids understand that being afraid to try things can keep you from having a lot of fun and being all you can be...
Michelle Nelson-Schmidt gave a wonderful presentation on how she came to writing and illustrating her books...she shared paintings she created for her books .
She shared a picture that the kids can look into the story to find hidden in the story...
She shared a painting she completed when she was just 15 years old.
The giant "What If" monster was a treat for the kids and of course led to me purchasing one of the smaller "What If" monsters for the reading corner :)
You can order
"Jonathan James and the What If Monster"
and check out Michelle's other books