Mr. Hale was engaging and gracious. I recommend him highly if you are looking for an author to bring to life the work and the thoughts of an author.
You clearly made such a positive impression on so many people, and we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to welcome you to our school. We all learned a lot, laughed a lot, and felt so inspired.
He has a wonderful ability to tailor presentations for both the younger and older grades to make them relevant and engaging for all ages. Students left the assembly asking to read his books and understanding the idea that anything can spark a love of reading.
Most importantly, Bruce inspired our students. In almost every classroom, children are talking about writing and illustrating and we have seen an increase of children in the “Author’s Chair” reading their newest work.
It’s not surprising that the “Bruce Hale” books are now the most requested books in the library. If you want your students to get excited about reading, check out Bruce Hale!
You have inspired many young authors, ignited a love of reading and reminded parents how important it is to read with their child; all in one day.
Wow! We have shared, we have learned, we have laughed (sometimes so much that we have cried!), we have persevered through power outages and bug bites, we have been inspired, and we have had an incredible visit!
I heard from the teachers that your visit was the best ever by an author! One mom (and staff member) said that your visit inspired her daughter (in kindergarten) to become a better reader and she has been sitting her mom down every night so the student can read to her mom.
After the Skype, ALL of the kiddos said they want to be an author/illustrator just like you! They were gluing pieces of paper together to make a book, they began sketching, coloring, cutting, talking about main characters…it was great to see them so excited!
Everyone has been raving about the visit and how beneficial and fruitful your visit has been. In a few words by some teachers in our school, “Best author visit ever!!! And I have seen quite a few.”