Dorothy Donohue looks forward to meeting and interacting with the children for whom she illustrates and writes her books. Her presentation will consist of 3 parts:

1) A slide presentation showing the process of creating a picture book, from sketches to finished artwork; including personal stories and animal "friends" that have inspired her work.

2) A reading from one of Dorothy's books while showing slides of the illustrations that accompany the text.

3) The children and Dorothy will work together to create a character from cut paper. We will design the setting, clothes, and props, just as she does when she's working on a book. We will finish with a question and answer time.

Ms. Donohue prefers to work with groups no larger than 120 children.

A cafeteria or library setting is desirable.

In preparation for her visit Dorothy Donohue recommends:

It is important for the teachers to familiarize the children with my books prior to my visit. The more that the children have been exposed to my books, the more exciting and rewarding my presentation will be for them. A great way to prepare for the visit would be to read the books, discuss the stories, and possibly have the children write and illustrate their own stories.

On the day of the Visit Dorothy will need:

A screen for showing Powerpoint presentation.

A table for her books and artwork.

An easel for her demonstration.

Copies of my books are available from the publisher at a discount for an author visit, or at your local bookstore.

I usually do 3 or 4 presentations during a school visit day. Please contact me, if you would like to arrange a visit.

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