Kindergarten through sixth grade students enjoyed a special presentation from Brian Yanish, author and illustrator of several how-to books.
The ScrapKins are an inventive tribe of monsters made of "junk" who live in Scrap City. Brian read a poem from his book, showed examples of many of his monster projects, and even created a parachute-wearing monster for us to enjoy.
As an author and illustrator, he encouraged students to use their creativity to make new useful things out of materials typically thrown away or sent to be recycled.
Following his talk and question-and-answer time, he personally autographed and drew ScrapKins in his books.