Ryan T. Higgins Visits The Village

Yesterday, author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins visited the students of Parma Elementary. It was a magical day.

We kicked off the day with a free breakfast for all Parma Elementary families. Our PTA purchased $1000 worth of Ryan’s books for us to give away to students. We gave each family that attended the breakfast a copy of one of Ryan’s books. It was a perfect start to our day. We had more than 200 people go through the breakfast line!

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Ryan did two assemblies in the morning. He was able to meet with 400+ students. Ryan is a captivating speaker. I think each and every child (and adult) left feeling inspired.

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One of my favorite parts of Ryan’s visit was when he created art in front of the kids. He had them give him a bunch of different animal suggestions, and then he mashed them together to create a new creature. My first grade daughter went back to her classroom and created a giraffe/hippo/penguin creature. Author visits inspire kids to create!

After the visit I interviewed Ryan for The Yarn, and Ryan and I did a Facebook Live video on the Nerdy Book Club channel FB page (below).

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