The best thing about doing school visits featuring my latest illustrated picture book, “One Day I Went Rambling” (Bright Sky Press, Kelly Bennett-author) is that inspired kid ramblers will rev up their imaginations weeks before I get there. Children will often pair up with others or entice their families to go hunting in junk drawers, nooks-and-crannies, and outdoor environments for cast-away and forgotten items. Using the two most creative words in the English language, “What if…?” they transform their found objects into a new creation of their own inspiration.
To foster this kind of inventiveness is the greatest compliment. Last week, at Eastland Elementary in Shannon, Illinois, an entire wall display of “Rambling” ingenuity greeted me as I walked through the door.
Thank you Eastland Elementary, for the opportunity to creatively connect with your students!