As I sorted through a large pile of envelopes on my desk this afternoon, I found a stack of fan mail from students at Liberty Christian School. Here is a sample of pictures and letters the children made for me. (Read my original blog post about the author visit at Liberty Christian on November 1, 2011.)
“Sea Horse, run!” and TINY SNAIL covers drawn by Hayden B.
TINY SNAIL cover drawn by Emily C.
TINY SNAIL cover drawn by Madison.
Polliwog cover drawn by Hayden S.
TINY SNAIL cover drawn by Tye.
A few students simply wrote letters instead of drawing a picture. This student forgot to sign their letter, but TINY SNAIL‘s message of perseverance and never give up made a big impression:
“Thank you help me want to read more and to learn more of things learn as much I can and inspir’d me to write a book and write and try and never stop from your book the snail book”
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Thankfully one student found my program both inspiring and entertaining:
“Thank you for coming. It helped me to do beter [better] in things. My favorite part was when you droo [drew] a frog. You inspired me to never give up. You’re very funny. Love Laura”
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“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bronson,
I have always wanted to be a writer. I have [been] making up stories since I was three years old. Thank you for coming and talking to us about your books. My favorite book is ‘SEA HORSE, RUN!’. I really want to do picture books. Thank you for coming to the school and sharing about your books. You should keep writing!
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One student sent their letter in a separate envelope they decorated especially for me!
“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bronson,
I had a great time when you came to our school and I really like your cute books and I can’t wait to read new ones that you wrote! I love to write and illustrate. I also want to be the same thing you are right now! You inspired me that its not those big animals that always matter. Your books tell us that even the smallest creatures are very special because God made them that way! Thanks!
Love from Liberty Christian
TIP: Keep writing!”
I will keep writing, Bella!
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A BIG thank you to ALL of the students at Liberty Christian for sending such wonderful pictures and letters. I keep my fan mail, and I will treasure your words of encouragement. You keep writing, too!
Tammy, My mother and I purchased autographed copies of Polliwog and Sea Horse, Run! for my 1st grader. When she opened the first one Christmas morning, she was excited to see her name written on the title page of the book. I have been reading Polliwog and Sea Horse Run for several nights now as her bedtime story. She LOVES the books and I love the positive, character building message of both books as well as the teaching information about the animals in the back of the book. Thank you for coming to Liberty.
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