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Author Visit

Lower School Author Visit a Big Hit!

Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka are “two wild and crazy guys”! They are also prolific, humorous, uber-popular children’s authors who stopped by San Domenico on Monday, Oct. 28th to share their peculiar brand of humor and brand new picture book, Battle Bunny, with the Lower School students. Book Passage of Corte Madera arranged for the authors to make a special visit to our school before hosting an author event later that evening at the store. The book is a unique story about a ‘birthday boy’ who rewrites and re-illustrates a book he received from his “gran-gran” that just wasn’t to his liking. He turns the syrupy-sweet, Birthday Bunny book into an uproarious battle of strength, battles and wits between the Evil ‘Battle Bunny’ and himself as the hero of the day….after-all it’s his birthday too!

In between reading the two books simultaneously, Mac & Jon answered questions from the students about the writing process, the life of an author, and where they get their ideas. The students (and staff) were thoroughly entertained and were treated to a rare glimpse of two talented, creative writers in between all the laughter! After the presentation Mac and John signed books, spoke to the children individually and mugged for the cameras.