I spent today visiting three of our libraries, each of which hosted a group of students from grades 1-3 who were very excited to be hearing Andrew Plant speak.
Andrew is a trained zoologist who actually works as an author and illustrator and also does theatre work. He is also a dinosaur nut. He knows heaps about dinosaurs. His sessions were engaging, entertaining and informative. The kids (and teachers, and librarians) laughed and learned. The end of the session involved Andrew walking the kids (and teachers, and librarians) through some simple steps to drawing a dinosaur.
I thought I’d give him a plug in case any Melbourne based librarians or teachers are reading. He really is worth having to your school or library, as long as you give him enough time to get through what is a wealth of information.