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.