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Will Hillenbrand

Will Hillenbrand

Will Hillenbrand grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. After taking a class in picture book art, he decided to try illustrating children's literature. Now, after more than 60 books, Will is an acclaimed and beloved illustrator. He lives in Terrace Park.

 

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Will emphasizes the artistic process and inspires the audience to pursue their own creativity. Will excels at connecting with any age group and clearly explaining his craft. Audience: Youth or Adult. Please visit this link for more about Will Hillenbrand's speaking.

 

Will Hillenbrand's Books

I'M A DUCK (2018): Sometimes it takes a lot to get your webbed feet wet! This adorable picture book makes a splash with a satisfying story about conquering your fears.

One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. "You're a duck, and ducks don't sink," Big Frog points out. Practicing in a puddle helps a little, while backrubs and snacks from his mother help a little more. Big Frog offers to hold his friend's wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary! (Ages 4-8)

 

Share Big Bear Share cover

SHARE, BIG BEAR, SHARE (2017): Big Bear's forest friends eye his berries hungrily, but he doesn't notice as he digs into his delicious snack, When the old oak tree says, "Share, Big Bear, share," he thinks the tree has said, "Hair, Big Bear, hair!" One comical scene follows another as Big Bear keeps misunderstanding the old oak tree's message until things finally get sorted out. Whimsical illustrations highlight the humor in this gentle story about the importance of sharing something special with friends. (Ages 4-8)

 

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ME AND ANNIE MCPHEE (2016): A cumulative counting book and rollicking read-aloud, full of fun for readers who love This Is the House that Jack Built and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. What begins as an empty island in the middle of the sea becomes fuller and fuller as readers turn through the pages. The lonely island "just big enough for me and Annie McPhee" might not be so lonely after all! (Ages 4-8)

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November 3, 2018
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
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