with Bruce Van Patter 2006-2007 School Visits

My visit to Penn-Kidder Elementary!

Well, I'm finally getting a page up for this great school. I had a wonderful second visit to Penn-Kidder, but the page was delayed for a number of reasons that are important to explain. So it's been quite some time since I helped to create these stories. You'll have to enjoy them without much explanation, since I can't remember the details of each tale. I do remember it was a great day, filled with kids who love to make up stories!

Wacky Headlines: Grumpy Clown Throws Pig


The Knight in Shining Dresses

In this workshop, we imagine different twists on the classic "Knight Vs. Dragon" story.

This tale tells of a princess who is fighting a dragon to save a knight!

More workshop stories

Here's a detective cat trying to keep his secrets from falling into the hands of an evil lizard!


Here, a panda cowboy with a herd of dinosaurs digs up a T-Rex! Good thing it's a nice one!


This wonderful school wrapped up a long and successful year. I created 187 drawings in front of school audiences during this school year. That is a lot of drawings! And it was a great amount of fun, too. I hope you Penn-Kidder kids had a good time during my visit. Even more importantly, I hope it inspired you to keep making up your own stories.

Remember... you have great ideas. Share them!

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Pick the ingredients to stories and click through to see how I've started them. Then you finish the story!

Make a character out of some funny people I've drawn for you!
Strange news is happening! Let my Headline Maker give you a really weird headline. Then write a story!

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