Author Visit Spurs Creativity

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Bowling Green Elementary School students learned that if they want to become good writers, they must become prolific readers. 

Such was the advice of Joe Shandrowski, author/illustrator of “Huga Tuga in the Dinosaur Adventure,” who explained that reading assists in the understanding of sentence structure, expansion of vocabulary and fueling of the imagination. He also explained that many of the books he has read assisted in his storylines and fueled his imagination on most writing projects.

“The foundation of writing is reading,” Shandrowski said. “Reading helps to make an original idea creative, interesting and effective.” 

During his theatrical presentation with bubbles, music, lights and the “treasure chest of the imagination,” Shandrowski explained how an idea comes to life on a page. He also recommended that students jot down their ideas and allow their ideas to grow through reading.

“A book can change the way you look at things, so keep reading,” he advised.