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Elementary School Audiences


Why, Daddy? Why? Reading (20-30 minutes per group)

Audience: PreK-Grade 1

In this interactive presentation, Tamara will introduce the children to vocabulary such as author, illustrator, and autograph with examples from the book. Additionally, she will read the story to the children and share "secrets" about her inspiration and hidden gems on the pages of the story.

From Sketch to Finished Product (45 minutes w/15-minute Q&A)

Audience: Grades 2-5

In this interactive presentation, Tamara will share images of the original sketches for Why, Daddy? Why? alongside the finished book and lead a conversation about how a children's book goes from words on a page to sketches to finished product. 


For schools and organizations outside of the Pittsburgh area, travel expenses will need to be covered as well. Neighboring schools may choose to split travel costs by scheduling visits accordingly. Please contact me further to discuss. 

Tamara has a 50+-page packet of Educational Resources that include social emotional learning, content area, and STEM activities. To review the packet, contact her here. Sessions can be developed from any of the activities in the packet based on teacher or librarian interest. Additionally, Tamara regularly develops new activities and resources that are themed around seasons and holidays. Contact for more info!

*Rates and travel expenses for presentations vary. Email Tamara to discuss!

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