Meeting 'Stinky Cecil'
Elachee Nature Academy students welcomed cartoonist, comic strip columnist and author Paige Braddock to visit their classroom and read her newly published children’s graphic novel Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror! (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2016).
Paige treated the students to an illustration lesson, bringing to life with paper and marker the book’s main characters. In turn, the students responded with their understanding of unique characteristics of these animated critters, such as camouflage, much to the delight of their teachers! Elachee Trustee Dr. Jane White purchased students their own copy of the book which ‘Miss Paige,’ as the students called her, personalized for each child.
Paige, also the Creative Director at Charles M. Schultz Creative Associates, has the distinct honor of being the last artist Schultz personally chose to work with him prior to his death in 2000. She delighted the students by drawing Snoopy right before their eyes, a character each child recognized.