Make-A-Book Project

Updates about how we’re making the latest book. The Make-A-Book Project, an artist-in-residence program where schools or organizations create and illustrate a children’s chapter book with Scott and friends. Are you interested in starting your own project? Learn more about the <a href=”/make-a-book-project/”>Make-A-Book Project</a>.

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Thinking outside the words

I continue to learn how to work with the various ways kids learn and create. Some students prefer to illustrate an actual sentence from the book, which requires a more literal interpretation; while other students prefer a more conceptual approach.

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Scott Stoll hands out pages with excerpts from his book, “Ruby the Red Worm’s Dirty Job,” to students at the Waukesha STEM Academy’s Randall Campus this week. Students are drawing illustrations for the book. Photo by Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal
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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article

World traveler came home to fulfillment. This is a great story about my trip around the world, coming home, and how this all evolved into working with local schools to illustrate children’s books.

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Teachers dressed as their favorite storybook character IMG 1889
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Storybook Parade

During my visit, which was Reading Week, one of the teachers organized a Storybook Parade, where all the teachers dressed as their favorite storybook character and paraded through the hallways.

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Students examine red worms and compost bin
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Worms eat my garbage

Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, is to build your own compost bin at home. This is a great way to recycle your scraps and reduce your eco-footprint.

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Elementary students looking the map of Scotts adventures
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Story Time

As a bonus, the school book project begins with the story about my quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle, with an emphasis on how to create dreams into reality.

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About 500 children standing the shape of a bicycle as soon from the top of the gym roof.
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Bicycle-shaped Kids

This is quite probably the best photograph that I ever took, which after taking pictures of world wonders, like the sphinx and the Parthenon, means a lot.

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