Sean Cassidy comes to Bruce T. Lindley School

Thursday, June 18 Sean Cassidy came to my local school where Hunter attends grade 2.  We were pretty excited since we love Gummy Toes and Sometimes it’s Good to be Small.  We also love his art in Wake up Henry and especially Hannah Bear’s Christmas.  Not knowing his schedule, I einvited him for lunch.  Lots of times, authors and illustrators have to drive straight off to avoid the rush hour crush. But we were lucky.  I also attended the “readings” which were more  interactive drawing and reading motivational talks for the young and restless.  I loved how the kids got right into it, bums in the air, tongues hanging out in concentration.  My photos don’t quite capture their enthusiasm and total absorption.  I drew too and that was fun.  Sean taught us all to draw expressions, happy, sad, angry and then by mixing up happy mouths with angry eyes to show other moods.

Although I always enjoy author or illlustrator talks, I really didn’t expect to have so much fun.  

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About Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll (born 1954) is a Canadian children's writer who lives in Burlington, Ontario. McNicoll was born in Ajax, Ontario and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. In addition to writing, she works as features editor for Today's Parent Toronto. Syliva McNicoll has three children. Jennifer, Craig and Robin. Sylvia has two grandsons, Hunter and William and two granddaughters Jadzia and Violet. Sylvia McNicoll won the Silver Birch Award for "Bringing Up Beauty".

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