Children’s Book Author Encourages Reading

by Brittany Shannon on October 27, 2010 at 5:51 am

From the college classroom to Dresden Elementary School, a special guest spoke with elementary students.

Children’s book author and illustrator, New York Times Best Seller, and college professor, Michael Garland, spoke with Dresden Elementary students about the importance of reading by telling his own story.

"The day they passed out the crayons and colored pencils and art paper in school that was my day to shine. That was my special day that was the one thing I did better than anyone else," says Garland.

Garland is working on his 27th written-and-illustrated book, not to mention the dozens he has illustrated for other authors. He encourages kids to follow their dreams and their talents.

"You can hear from the questions they ask. They’re all budding artists and illustrators, and even if they don’t become artists and illustrators, they’re learning something along the way, a life lesson, and the primary lesson in reading is reading is fun. It’s a gift that keeps giving," says Garland.

The author will attend Nashport Elementary Thursday. .