On Friday, local Author and Illustrator JoAnn Adinolfi came to visit all the K-2 classes at SMS to share her journey as a writer and illustrator with us! We got to learn about her life, where she works, and how she finds the inspiration for her stories (as well as some German and Italian phrases!)
we learned that JoAnn finds a lot of inspiration for her stories from her family and her pets. She likes to paint, draw, and use paper collages to make her illustrations!
We had a lot of fun acting out parts of JoAnn's latest book The Big Adventures of Mr. Small!
Afterwards, some audience volunteers got to pick out some story elements from JoAnn's books out of a box, and JoAnn combined all of the elements into great, big illustration!
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet another great author, and we are excited to look to our own lives for inspiration for our own stories. Thank you, JoAnn!