This past summer Tricycle Press/Random House published Michelle Markel‘s Tyrannosaurus Math, a picture book for ages K-3 about a number-crunching dinosaur who chews on math problems as he thunders through the forest. Michelle teaches Writing the Picture Book and Writing for Children: A Beginning Workshop. She’ll be teaching again for us this spring.
“It doesn’t matter how talented writers are if they lack faith or fear going public. One of my key goals in the class is to foster an esprit de corps, a warm environment where shy or insecure writers feel comfortable enough to share their work. It’s priceless watching them come out of their shells and get validation.”