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Friday Fan Thanks!

December 10, 2010

11-year old artist, Gabby, decorated an awesome THANK YOU card that was sent to me and signed by every student in her class! I had visited Gabby’s school, The South School, in northern California while on book tour this fall and had a WONDERFUL time telling stories and talking WondLa with the students. I don’t have time in my hectic schedule to do school visits anymore, so I am happy to do my presentation for classes like Gabby’s while on tour.

THANK YOU for the card, South School, and the wonderful drawing, Gabby. Hopefully, I’ll see you next tour!

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.