Mr. Egan visited several classrooms, created artwork for teachers to keep in their classrooms, and shared several stories of the joys and challenges of being an author/illustrator. Several students met the author and received a free signed copy of one of his books to take home.
Melissa Ednalino, Library Technician at William Penn, said, “The students loved their time with Mr. Egan and it was an inspirational day for all. He put on several assemblies so all the students could see him in action. They were all amazed with his art skills.”
In conjunction with the event, all students grades K-5 put together class books with the theme of “If you could be any animal – which animal would you be and why?” Some of these book were put on display at the Young Authors Fair at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools building in downtown Bakersfield.