Author Visit At Kramer Lane

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Students at Kramer Lane Elementary School recently received a visit from children’s illustrator and author John Steven Gurney as part of the school’s Pick a Reading Partner celebration.

During the PTA-sponsored visit, Gurney described how he began his career as a children’s book illustrator, collaborating with his editor to figure out what he would draw for the cover of the stories and refining his work through the editing process. He shared some of the techniques and tools he used to add color to his drawings, which were often modeled after his children and friends. He also showed students samples of his artwork and read his famous book, “Dinosaur Train,” that was inspired by his son.  

At the conclusion of the visit, all students received autographed copies of Gurney’s books, courtesy of the PTA.