Making Monsters with Author Troy Cummings
Friends of the Delaware County District Library have received a grant from the Robert F. Beard Foundation to bring children’s author Troy Cummings to the Delaware District Library Orange Branch. Troy Cummings is best known for his “Notebook of Doom” series. This twelve book series contains titles such as “Flurry of the Snombies,” “Whack of the P-Rex” and “Rise of the Balloon Goons.”
During the program, Cummings delivers a fully-illustrated presentation about creating characters and writing stories. He starts by stepping through his process for creating scenes from “The Notebook of Doom.” Then he plays a few drawing games in which he runs into storytelling “problems” and asks participants to help solve them. Improv games, monster drawing, illustrations on-the-fly, and an epic monster battle might also be in store for all the lucky participants.
This program is free and open to the public. In addition, thanks to the Friends of the Library and Robert F. Beard Foundation, all children in attendance of the visit will receive one free book. Other books will be available on site to purchase through Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store.