On September 16, author and illustrator of 70 pictures books, Will Hillenbreand, brought superpowers to life as he read his newest book Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze to our Wee Warriors at Winton Woods Primary South. This incredible story depicts a comic-book style illustration where the main character, Barkley, freezes when his teacher asks him to read an unfamiliar book. Mighty Reader saves the day by giving Barkley some tips to help him read the story and the confidence to put on a performance that impresses everyone.
During the visit, Hillenbreand shared his love for creating and drawing, and talked about the process of making books. He also left the students with an important message based on his experiences as an author and illustrator: “believe in the process and believe in yourself.”
Following the presentation, students and staff had the opportunity to purchase some of Hillenbreand's books and have them autographed. This complimentary visit was courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers and the collaborative effort of District Media Specialist Michelle Sisk.
PHOTO CAPTION: Will Hillenbreand reading his newest book Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze to our Wee Warriors at Winton Woods Primary South. Photo by Drew Jackson.