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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shutta Crum to Visit on Monday

On Monday, October 10th, we will have a famous author from "our backyard" of Ann Arbor visit. Shutta Crum has written 12 children's books and has won numerous awards. I am most excited that she has agreed to visit! She will read one or two of her books to the children, and then answer as many questions as time allows.

I am a big fan of hers, and will bring in my collection of her books to share with the children also.

Why an author visit? Not only will this be a fun way to spend an hour, it is also a valuable and very worthwhile endeavor. This author visit will tie into our month theme of Our Backyard in a couple of ways: She is from the area AND she will read a story relating to a farm and the people who live there. But even better, author visits are wonderful for literacy development. As Toni Buzzeo, author and library media specialist says, "Authors and illustrators are the ultimate literacy initiative. When a kid has met an author of a book, he owns that book more than anything else he's ever read. It streamlines the approach to encouraging kids to read." If you have any doubt of that, strike up a conversation with our own Samantha. She very recently read Knuffle Bunny Free to the class, and proudly showed the inscription by Mo Willems. Samantha is truly invested in reading and learning all about Mo Willems - she is now our resident expert!

If you would like to share this experience with your child, please feel free to come on in. Shutta will be arriving around 10:30 on Monday morning.

For more information about Shutta, click on the link below.

Shutta Crum's blog

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

I can feel your excitement and I am sure the children will love her and enjoy her visit.