Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Tuesday, February 26th was a very special day at Florence Meares Public School.  That day, we had a visit from author/illustrator Rebecca Bender.

Rebecca writes and illustrates her own books and here at Florence Meares our students were spellbound as Rebecca shared her artistic talents with all of our students in Grades 1 to 4.  The ease with which Rebecca created images and animal characters from scratch was astounding.

After a visit with our Grade 1 to 4 students, Rebecca had a chance to visit our Kindergarten students and read her 2012 Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce winning story "Giraffe and Bird".  Our Kindergarten students loved hearing from a real live author and were amazed at Rebecca's illustration skills.

Thank you so much for your visit Rebecca and for sharing your many talents with us.  Good luck with "Don't Laugh at Giraffe" and the 2013 Blue Spruce Award.