Throughout May, we are chatting live (non audio, texting style) with children’s authors. Tonight, at 9pm EST, you may join me in a live chat with children’s author and illustrator, Tad Hills. You are welcome to ask any questions you like, and your children are welcome to join us!
Tad says, “I especially enjoy the responses I get from children when I ask if they have any questions or comments. ‘Where do you get your ideas? What’s the difference between a book and a story? My birthday is June 12th. How do you make the cover shiny? My Dad has socks like yours. Do you have an agent? Do you write the story first or draw the pictures? How do you make a book?’ But what I love most is when a lower school kid smiles and says proudly, ‘I’m writing a book.’”
Tad Hills is the children’s author of the popular book, How Rocket Learned to Read, but my favorite book of his – for sentimental reasons – is his Knock, Knock book. We have a tattered copy of the Knock, Knock book that I will never part with – even though we have all of the jokes memorized!
Here is a list of Tad Hills’ books.
To join us, simply visit this post (right here, on FreelyEducate.com). At 9pm EST tonight (Tuesday, May 8, 2012), the conversation box below will go live with our discussion. If you’d like to be sure Tad is asked a certain question, put it in the conversation box below any time today before the chat, and I’ll make sure he sees it.
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How many books did you send in before you got your first one published ? Did you take any special schooling, i. e. “The Institute of Children’s Literature”and and/ or Art School?
I can’t post a comment into the chat? I guess my cell phone don’t like ne tonight… 🙁
Oh well, guess it’s over now… *sigh*… At least I got to read evedyone else’s questions get answered 😉 Thank you :-)Still It was fun! 🙂
Lori Seaborg says
Oh, I’m sorry it wasn’t working for you, Nishoni! And that I missed your question. The smartphones work sometimes, and not sometimes. It’s frustrating. Tad Hills just got a Twitter account, so that would be a great way for you to contact him: http://twitter.com/tadhills