The Explorers were beyond thrilled to learn that they were going to meet with the author and illustrator of their favorite book. "I never met an author before!" one of the Explorers shouted after finding out the news.
They immediately began to come up with questions for Anna and Chris. "How do you come up with the ideas for your books?" "How old were you when you wrote your first book?" "What do you guys do when you finish writing a book?" (I wish I had gotten that answer on tape, it was great!)
Here is the answer to their question, "How long does it take to make the pictures?"
Another question the children had was, "Can we get a sneak peek of your new book?" Anna quickly grabbed her advance copy of Can I Tell You a Secret?" and read the class the first few pages. We can't wait to see how it ends!
We ended our Skype session with Chris teaching us how to draw one of the characters from You Are (Not) Small and That's (Not) Mine.
Thank you so much Anna, Chris, Lily and Kate for spending time with us. We had an absolute blast learning from you!