Our students help the youngsters write and illustrate a children's picture book that Gina has printed for the class.
You should see the faces on the youngsters!
And what an excellent collaboration between the college and young students our own graduates will eventually find themselves teaching.
A couple weeks prior to this annual event, I visit Gina's class to talk about various kinds of instructional picture books--and pretty much whatever aspect of pictures books that interest me.
Then I return when Gina Bitner's friend and author Julia Cook visits the class to talk about her many publications. In addition to making an awesome presentation, she brings along her tiny dogs, the cuteness of which the photographs make evident.