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Saturday Stories with Matthew Cordell
Join Caldecott Medalist picture book illustrator and author, Matthew Cordell, as he reads from his newest picture book, Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers. Following the story time, Matthew will lead an art workshop to demonstrate how he creates the pictures in his books--with old fashioned pen and ink dip pens and watercolor paint.

Suggested materials: ink dip pen, ink, watercolor paints and paper OR black felt tip pen and colored pencils, these materials will work especially well for the youngest participants. Links to suggested materials can be found on our website, www.societyillustrators.org.

Thank you to The Bruce J.Heim Foundation for supporting this program. Their generous gift and belief that books play a vital role in the development of a child’s imagination and dreams greatly aids our educational programming for K-12 students.

Dec 12, 2020 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Matthew Cordell
Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of many celebrated picture books, including Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, and Wolf in the Snow, recipient of the 2018 Caldecott Medal. As an illustrator he has collaborated with many more authors including Gail Carson Levine, Philip C. Stead, and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Matthew lives with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children in suburban Chicago. Learn more here: http://matthewcordell.com/