David McPhail has been a prolific author and illustrator of gentle, funny books about bears, pigs and children. He drew pictures for us. He always starts by drawing ears! SOmetimes he puts the chimney going the wrong way because he likes it better that way.
He encouraged all the children to draw and keep drawing. To find something to do that was all theirs, something they could do alone, and not need much of anything or anyone.
He stared drawing when he was 2 or 3. His grandmother gave him a laundry crayon. She saved everything so she cut paper bags into different sizes for him so he had paper!
David McPhail is a gentle man. The kids came up and wanted to talk to him after his presentation.