Visiting Author: Andrea Beck
Last Friday, students were delighted to welcome guest author/illustrator, Andrea Beck. Check out her website here.
She not only read to us but taught us about the writing process and how she illustrates her books. Students asked her all sorts of questions such as “Where do you get your inspiration?” and “What was your first published book?”
Andrea even shared with us that she just found out her book “Good Morning Canada” was chosen to be given to all first grade students across Canada! What an honour!
Andrea has written books that have even been made into TV shows. Her famous characters include Pierre, Buttercup the cow and of course Elliot the moose.
She showed us how simple shapes are used to help us achieve success at creating our own character. She sketched a picture of Elliot the moose and walked us through the fact that she starts with circles. Afterall, everyone can draw circles, she reminded us.
Andrea reminded us writers of something very important:
…it can be the simplest memories like digging on a beach or baking cakes as a kid that can become stories
I wholeheartedly agree!