Comments From Teachers

“My students continue to talk about the author visit and presentation even though weeks have gone by. They were completely engaged during the presentation. Their comments since indicate they not only learned a lot but have been sparked as writers, readers, illustrators and observers. Thank you!”

Jeannie Cardany
2nd Grade Teacher
Coxsackie Elementary
Coxsackie, NY

“You certainly lived up to your “awesome” reputation. Not only did we see an excellent author and illustrator at work, we could also see that you are a true teacher at heart. The teachers and students are still talking about it today. You’ll laugh when I tell you that the mother of one of our reluctant readers came in to pay for her books today and told us that her daughter read her the books and told her to look in the pictures for all the things you told them. You’re making an impact, too.”

Mary Ellen Bolton
School Media Specialist
East Greenbush School District

“You did an exceptional job tailoring your presentation for K-2 students. They were engaged, entertained, and instructed all at the same time! It was outstanding.”

“Best one yet!”

The teachers of Milton Terrace Primary School
Balston Spa, NY

“Matt made his presentation interesting to all levels. He is expert at reading his audience and timed the presentations just right. Teachers and students alike learned a great deal!”

Rosemary Wolfgang
School 20
Albany, NY

“The materials you sent to prepare for your visit were excellent. Everything was there to help me plan your visit. Well thought-out instructions, very useful. The students were captivated from the very start. Many parents approached me after and remarked that their children came home all excited with news of your presentation.”

Jane Miller
Martin Van Buren Elementary

“The fun of your story is followed by a highly stimulating overview of your work process. Kids and adults are equally intrugued with your presentations!”

Maureen Lasley
Director, Library and Media Services
Tehama County Department of Education
Red Bluff, CA

“Your presentation was so interesting. Not one complaint! (And I always get complaints.) I would recommend you highly. You were great! “

Terry Cohen
Thomas Jefferson Elementary