It may have been a rainy, dreary morning on Deer Isle, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the students at Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, because they knew a very special guest was paying them a visit: Chris Van Dusen! Everyone gathered in the fantastic auditorium to hear Chris present on his newest book If I Built a House. The kids were excited to see that Jack was back and using his imagination to create a new masterpiece!
As usual, Chris was highly entertaining:
After sharing his book and answering questions, Chris met with Kindergarten through third grade in the library for their own personal book signing.
As each student came up to meet with Chris, they shared which of Jack’s rooms was their favorite. The overall winner had to be the fish tank room, but there were some votes for his sky high bedroom, the living room equipped with trampolines and ball pit, the kitchen-o-mat, race track room, and of course the hands free bathroom!
It was another fun-filled marvel of a day! Thanks to Ms. Guilford and the staff of Deer Isle-Stonington School, and a very special thanks to our Board chair, Sallie Findlay, for coming!