Yesterday, Matt Tavares came to Mill Pond to speak to our fifth grade writers about his life as an author and illustrator of picture books. The presentation focused on two books, Red and Lulu and Growing Up Pedro - two of my favorites! He showed us the extensive edits that both his text and images go through before they're published - a great reminder of the importance of the writing process and how we can always improve our writing. Our class left with a signed picture book and many of us got high fives from the author himself. It was an awesome presentation for our aspiring authors!