Children’s author Suzanne Bloom shared her own verbal and visual time machine journey with Fairgrieve Elementary students during a recent visit to the school.
Mimicking events of her book “A Mighty Fine Time Machine,” Bloom recalled her travels of literature and illustration, from grade school paintings and writing with mistakes to having several books published.
The keys, she said, were having creativity, imagination and persistence.
“You learn from your mistakes,” one first grader said.
In the library, Bloom read her book “The Bus for Us” to kindergarten students and “A Splendid Friend, Indeed” to both kindergarteners and first graders, and excerpts from “Piggy Monday” to students, including second graders.
In the weeks that lead to Bloom’s visit, each second grade class worked on construction of a cardboard time machine that depicted a literacy journey.
Bloom said she was impressed with the details.
Proceeds from a recent book fair were used to purchase one of Bloom’s autographed books for five students from each kindergarten, first and second grade class.
Students who were not gifted a book may check out any of Bloom’s books in the school’s library.