Author/Illustrator to Visit CREL! - Clayton Ridge Community School District | Where Excellence Is The Tradition

Author/Illustrator to Visit CREL!


Derek Anderson will visit Clayton Ridge Elementary on Thursday, April 19. He is the author / illustrator for such books as Little Quack, Hot Rod Hamster, Gladys Goes Out To Lunch, Ten Hungry Pigs and more! He shares, "My presentation is about my own story. I show drawings I did as a boy growing up in Iowa and then talk about chasing dreams and the importance of not giving up. I talk about where ideas come from and how it's okay to make mistakes."

Mr. Anderson will meet with PK first in the afternoon for story time and
drawing and then will meet with K-3 for his presentation, drawing demo, and Q&A.

If you would like to order one of his books that he will personalize, please return the order form by THIS THURSDAY to your student's homeroom teacher!

Mr. Anderson be meeting with MFL Mar-Mac students in the morning before traveling to to Clayton Ridge for the afternoon and will also speak at the Northeast Iowa Reading Council banquet Thursday evening. For more information about the author, please visit his website.

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