Katy Kelly at Bancroft Elementary School

Katy Kelly’s humorous writing goes straight to the heart her young readers, and the fourth grade classes at Bancroft Elementary enthusiastically welcomed her over three presentations.  “A longer book is not a better book,” advised Katy, who also suggested the young writers sketch out their brief ideas in a chronological plot then, while writing, “get rid of every extra word.”  The students proposed plenty of Melonhead and Lucy Rose-worthy problems while building a fill-in-the-blank story arc with Katy, who then autographed each student’s new Melonhead book.