Children’s Author Tad Hills to Visit Perrot!

Tad Hills, author and illustrator of Duck and Goose, will be visiting Perrot to share his latest book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and to give drawing demonstrations!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010, at 4 P.M. in Perrot’s children’s wing

You can sign your child up for a complimentary ticket at the Youth Services Desk!

Children must be in grades Kindergarten and up to attend.

About the Author:
Tad Hills grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts, with a love of wildlife and nature. Surrounding his childhood home were many acres of fields and forests where he and his brother and sister would explore, build forts out of sticks and hay, and pick blueberries and grapes. His mother taught 4th-grade science for the Audubon society and often brought home animals. “All of the grown-ups in his life encouraged Tad’s creativity. He spent a lot of time with his grandmother, who was also an artist. They made books, drew and painted pictures, visited galleries and museums, and sat in her garden. As an adult Tad still makes many of the same things he made as a kid. Alongside his kids, Elinor and Charlie, he’s made marionettes, jewelry, a tree house and Halloween costumes. Tad’s interest in art drew him to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he studied painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, creative writing, and poetry, but his greatest education came with the arrival of his children. “Spending time with my kids helps me remember what it’s like to be a child. I try to capture that innocence and enthusiastic vision of the world in my books. I want kids to see themselves in my characters.”

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