Student imaginations will soar in Danny’s
“The Spark to Write” Assembly. They’ll
sing, draw monsters, and learn about careers in writing. They’ll get a peek behind the scenes into how a picture
book is created, from idea to printing. They’ll
learn five ways to generate ideas for their own stories.
Danny’s visuals trace his early interest in books and art, through his
job as writer for children’s educational tv, and his ultimate career as author
Presentations are 45 minutes long and Danny will do
four presentations in a day’s visit to your school.
Writing workshops may be substituted for presentations.
In a writing workshop, students will dive right into writing with a
number of different exercises to start those writing motors.
People Say about Danny’s Presentation:
“I am writing to let you know that what you said
didn’t go unnoticed. Many of my
students have picked up on some of the techniques that you used in your book and
your speech. What you do does
make a difference.” --Shannon T., 5th
grade teacher, Dutch Fork Elementary, Irmo, SC
“Our students have been thrilled with each of your
visits. They are still talking
about how much they learned about what it takes to be a successful author.
We received so many positive comments following your visits.
One teacher said, ‘I liked his opening with pictures of himself and his
humor.’ The students really got a
kick out of seeing all the different things you have done before writing and
publishing your first book. They
also enjoyed seeing how the manuscript and work progressed during the process. Students really enjoyed drawing their own monster.
Additionally, they like participating in the creation of a character.
We really appreciate your support of our Visiting Authors program.
We are grateful for the many visits you have made to the school this
year. And we look forward to having
you back.” --PTA
Reading and Literacy Committee, Sope Creek Elementary, Marietta, GA
“The thing I liked most was when we drew the
monsters. Thanks again for
coming.” --Bret G., 5th grader, Carrollwood Elementary,
“Thank you for speaking at our Atlanta conference. We loved your book and will never think about eating peas in the same way again. We loved your monsters. You and they helped our conference to end in a fun way.” --Stephen and Jeannie Schwartz, Society of School Librarians International
Equipment to be supplied by school:
*If the room is larger than a media center, a lavaliere
microphone is helpful.
*Each student will need a hard surface to write on, 2
sheets of paper, and writing instrument.
Three ways to order books:
Peachtree Publishers. Call Jason
Hood at 404-876-8761. Ask about
your local bookstore. The
bookstores give a smaller discount, but shipping and delivery will be included
and they handle returns. Some
stores will come to your school to help with sales.
a distributor, like Baker and Taylor (800-775-1100)
*Send parents pre-order forms with the price of the
book, a deadline date, a space for names to be inscribed in the book, and a
space for the child’s grade and teacher.
*Many parents and teachers will decide to get a book
on the day of the presentation, so order 20% more than you think you need.
You can always return unsold books.
*Place your order 6-8 weeks ahead, if possible.
To book Danny for an appearance, email Danny
with possible dates, and someone will get back to you very soon!
If you’ve enjoyed one of Danny’s presentations
and would like to share your positive experience with others, please send a recommendation.
Other Presentations Available:
Student Writing Workshop
Adult Writing Workshop
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