Karen and I went about familiarizing our students with his many picture books, and I created art projects to go along specifically with Peter Brown's books "Creepy Carrots" and "You Will Be My Friend".
Peter came and did one presentation/signing for each grade in our K-2 primary school. His presentations entertained our students AND teachers AND even our principal. His presentations were chalk-full of engaging material which included: Peter reading one of his first picture books that I believe he created at the age of 7 (This was perfect for connecting with our students), showing his evolution from a little artist to making picture books, drawing (the pic to the left shows Brown making a "mistake"), reading "Creepy Carrots" (sound effects and theatrical voice included), brainstorming sketches for how he came up with his different characters, Q&A time, and lastly, a preview of his upcoming picture book, "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild". If you are an elementary teacher and/or parent, I would definitely say you should have Peter Brown come to your school! It was excellent and received rave reviews from all the teachers I talked to. It also opened the door to bring in other authors/illustrators in the coming years! The only issue that came up was an email from a parent saying her daughter loved the signed Peter Brown book so much that she refused to let it go...even when using the restroom :P
Here are some images from the presentations, signing, and some of the Peter Brown artwork my students made.