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visits a lot schools each year. Sometimes he thinks it just might
be more fun than working on books. He puts a lot of energy into
the performance and by the end of the day, he is usually pretty
tired out, but he says it's a great feeling. The only time he ever
caused trouble was when a group of second graders had to be told
to run around the soccer field after his presentations because they
were so fired up.
Kevin has been told that he acts 'just like Robin Williams' (he
thinks this compliment is a bit overstated -- but it's not!.) He
begins by explaining how he got started drawing and how he began
doing children's books. Then he, with lots of help from the group
he's working with, re-tells a fairy tale or folktale, whatever story
fits the mood of the audience. He always draws the story out on
oversized paper (the school is welcome to keep the drawing).
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS PER DAY AND LENGTH OF EACH
He usually does four.
He give one performance for each grade level.
His program can run from 45 minutes to an hour.
If his travel plans allow, he'll even stay and talk to the parents
or a community group in the evening.
SIZE OF GROUPS
If requested, he can perform for larger assemblies but it's a bit
tougher trying to match his work with a larger age range. He always
tries to keep his material relevant to each group.
He can speak to any size adult audience.
A pad of large-sized paper, an easel if available, three magic markers,
and coffee if available.
honorarium is due after the last show on the last day. Generally
speaking, he charges $1,900 a day, plus expenses.
information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel, and meals),
click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and see "General
Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance" as well as
the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How to Plan an