Guest Author and Illustrator Inspires Young Minds

Author and Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt visited Tucson Country Day School to read and talk to preschool through fifth grade students.

Mrs. Nelson-Schmidt wrote and illustrated the books Dog and Mouse, Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster, Cats Cats!, Dogs Dogs! and Bob is a Unicorn.

The students were engaged during Mrs. Nelson-Schmidt’s visit. During the visit, our guest author also showed students stuffed toys of the book characters as well as paintings that she brought with her which were from different periods of her life.

Resource teacher Ms. Tiffany says that our guest author was very inspiring and great at confidence building.

In addition to our school’s visit, Mrs.  Nelson-Schmidt, who lives in Georgia, was in town for Tucson Festival of Books.

You can visit Michelle Nelson-Schmidt’s website at

Thank you for visiting our school and talking with our students, Mrs. Nelson-Schmidt!