Chris Grabenstein at J.O. Wilson Elementary School
Bringing a bit of fun and sun to two lively presentations of Beach Party Surf Monkey (Welcome to Wonderland #2), author Chris Grabenstein offered quite the show for J.O. Wilson Elementary School’s fifth grade students. By incorporating the students’ own words into an improv routine, Chris had the students howling with laughter as he crafted a story for them on the spot. One student in the front row of Chris’s second presentation was practically vibrating with enthusiasm at the opportunity to meet the author of some of his favorite books, and every student received a personalized copy of Home Sweet Motel, Welcome to Wonderland #1 to start them off on the series. An Open Book is grateful to Penguin Random House and to Child’s Play for their partnership on this event.