Book Reading, Discussion

Author School Visit

Madeira Beach Fundamental School
16 November 8:00 am
Exciting news!

Sherry was invited to participate in the Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 16.  She will be a featured author guest at the Madeira Beach Fundamental School.  With an enthusiastic audience of elementary school children, Sherry will visit three classrooms during the morning hours.

Reading in her usual her animated delivery of  “Violet the Hugging Octopus”, there will of course be a participatory demonstration of self-hugging.  Engaging further with the young audience, Sherry will answer any questions the students may have about “Violet”, being an author, the other characters in the book or surprises from their imagination.  The questions they ask never cease to amaze.

Sherry has special Violet coloring pages for each of the students to enjoy immediately following the presentation.

Students received pre-order forms in which they could provide the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book.

About Violet the Hugging Octopus

Swimming with confidence and bursting with joy, Violet greets her friends Pufferfish, Moray Eel, Jumbo Shrimp and Stinging Ray.  She is outlandishly happy with excites their curiosity.  What is her secret?  How is she so happy? Can they be that happy too?

This beautifully watercolored illustrated picturebook shares a message of self-confidence suitable for all ages.

Do you have a group you would like Sherry to visit?  Contact her agent, Sandy Boulton at

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