"Karla and Kendra were so great with our students! They were enthusiastic and warm with the kids. I was very impressed with their presentation which included great content about how to instill a love of reading, drawing, and writing in students. The kids can’t wait for the next books to come out—they ask me every day! Thank you for such a wonderful book series that is well suited to many ages.” — Sandy Scheirman, media specialist, Linton Elementary
“I helped arrange for Karla and Kendra to visit Afflerbach Elementary after my son, Marshall, discovered the Aldo Zelnick series. Marshall and his sister, Zoey, love the books and were so excited to meet both the author and the illustrator! After the visit, all the kids were talking about how cool it was—even months later. I also believe it changed the way some of the children think about reading.” — Ilaine Brown, parent volunteer, Afflerbach Elementary
“Thank you so much for sharing Aldo and company. Your joy of reading and writing is contagious, and it was fabulous hearing the process you go through.” — Dolores Thornley, media specialist, Rice Elementary
“Thank you so much for coming to talk at Bethke! The kids (and parents) were so excited to see you. We were very lucky to have you here. We appreciate your time and passion for writing.” — The Bethke Elementary media center staff
“Karla and Kendra teamed up to put on a series of assemblies with a pro-reading message that engaged all of our students, from kindergarten through fifth grade! The kids loved discovering how ideas become books, and how a writer and an illustrator work together.” — Beth Knees, G/T Coordinator, Kruse Elementary
“We really enjoyed Karla and Kendra‘s visit to Shepardson Elementary. The kids love their books and were really excited to meet them. It was a real highlight for our event! The kids were able to hear about the process of writing, illustrating, and publishing a book. We highly recommend Karla and Kendra!” — Shepardson PTO
"Karla and Kendra were a big hit and truly know how to make reading and writing exciting to kids." — Joanna Keiss, media specialist, Saint Joseph School
"At the school presentations, Karla and Kendra had students in grades K-6 enthralled for the full 45 minutes. The kids treated them like rock stars and left the assembly excited about reading, cartooning, creativity and cool new words. The school librarians tell us that they can’t keep the Aldo Zelnick books on the shelves." -- Ellen Ben-Naim, children's buyer, Otowi Station Bookstore
"Thank you, Karla and Kendra! It was our pleasure to have you as guests for our intermediate students. I asked many of them how they liked it, and all I heard were excited and positive responses. Your lively presentation was very engaging and I'm sure encouraged many students to get going on creating their own books with unique artwork." — Sue Wisbon, media specialist, Cache La Poudre Elementary
And here's what the kids think:
"Thank you for coming to our school. You're so fantastic and creative. Also, your writing is the best writing we ever saw. Your drawings are awesome. We love your guys' books. Everyone was so happy you came!"
— Mrs. Magill's class
"Thank you for coming to our school. I want to write and publish a book myself when I am adult."
"I enjoyed listening to how you made the book." Your number 1 fan — Cole
"Thank you a million times for coming to our school and telling us about Artsy-Fartsy and your next book, Bogus. You made that day the best!"
"Thank you for coming to our school and saying how you wrote the book. I think Artsy-Fartsy is one of the best books in the world. Thank you for taking the time to anwser all of our questions."
"I really enjoyed you coming to our school. It was so exciting meeting my favorite author and illustrator."
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