On Monday March 9, the 2nd graders were treated to a visit from author and illustrator Scott Magoon. Scott talked about the process that went into making one of his books, “Big Mean Mike,” showing the children the children how he decides what the characters look like, how he develops the backgrounds, how he breaks the story into pages, and where on the page the text goes. Everyone was fascinated! Then, he demonstrated how he draws using an ipad, and drew one of his well-known characters, misunderstood shark. Finally, he read his new book, “Straw,” and the previous book in the series, “Chopsticks.” The 2nd graders asked many insightful questions and seemed to be eager to begin or continue writing and illustrating their own books!