For the Love of Reading - 2004
2004 presents... Andrea Beck
The third annual For the Love of Reading event featured renowned children's author and illustrator, and creator of the Elliot Moose series, Andrea Beck. The event took place Saturday Oct. 16th at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library.
In the morning, Andrea Beck held an excellent writing and illustrating workshop for 23 grade 4-6 students who represented 17 different schools and home school families. At the free afternoon event Andrea captivated young and old alike as she shared her personal secret of having a difficult time learning to read, how she writes her stories and draws Elliot.
Following her presentation, children were able to get a hug from Elliot, purchase Elliot books and have them signed, and enjoy a snack. Prior to the event, "Elliot" visited local daycares and preschools to collect hugs, share a story and promote reading and the event.