Author Kory Merritt visits with Lower and Middle School students
Merritt, the author of the clever and creepy “No Place for Monsters,” started his presentations by asking kids for book recommendations, before sharing some of his own.
He also shared his advice on how to become an author, illustrator or movie maker:
- Read from a variety of genres, don’t just stick to one
- Practice every day, whether it’s writing drawing or making movies.
As a fun activity, he asked the students for three details: unusual animal, an adjective or trait to describe it, and an action it could be doing. The result for the 5th and 6th graders: an axolotl (type of salamander) that’s hyperactive and hula hooping.