I was honored to be the guest “Artist/Author” for Family Fun Night at Mt. Olive Elementary School. Title 1 Reading Teacher, Mary Griffel and I planned the event to co-ordinate with the book, IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT, written by fellow SCBWI-IL author, Andrea Beaty. After the kiddos heard the story, they explored various architecture stations where, using mostly recycled materials, they created a variety of structures. While the students were busy building, the parents attended sessions with the school's reading teachers who offered tips on how to “Build Better Readers”. It was a wonderful evening. I’d like to thank the students, staff, teachers and volunteers who helped make the event a huge success!