Baxter presents his books to Kindergarten through Sixth grade classes.
Preferably to the largest groups possible in the Cafeteria, Multi-purpose
Room, Auditorium, or
Baxter performs a brief biographical and historical introduction, then he
reads his story to the children, followed by a question and answer session,
and further captivating his audience through riveting, interactive, and hilarious storytelling complete with
audience participation. Baxter’s example is inspiring, and sings a constant
song of literacy and creativity.
through 6th grade presentations last 45 minutes
presentation concludes with a question and answer session, where the
children may ask questions regarding what it's like to be an author. He
steers the answers toward how important reading and writing are
for personal creativity. He also explains the value of
learning to write and edit well. He then conveys the importance of dreaming
big and saving your works for future inspiration.
Below are Printable PDF's of materials you
may wish to use in your classroom.
"Write a Story" -- A one page lined sheet with mouse artwork. PDF
"Write a Stinky Toe
Story" -- A one page lined sheet with mouse artwork. PDF
"Write a Story about Pengo" - A
writing prompt with a character drawn by Baxter.PDF
Coloring Page - Actual
sketch of a page from the book. PDF
Q & A --
School Program -
Book Order Form PDF
One week before Baxter arrives for his presentation, an informative order form
should be sent with your students giving their parents an opportunity to purchase an
autographed copy for their child. We will trade out order forms and checks
after his presentation, or you can collect all the money and write us one
check and and we will be happy to send you signed books after kids have an
opportunity to bring their checks back to school. The second option gives
kids, after seeing the presentation, a chance to purchase a book.
For Stragglers: Parents can send the order form directly to Drumstick Media,
and we will ship the autographed book directly to the parents address.
Q: What is
the price of your program?
A: We do not charge
for the program at this time (in most cases). We consider Baxter's story and self published
book an educational experience for Baxter and the kids, and to date we have incured most
expenses. We may ask for expenses to be paid if extended distances or stays
are involved. See Below.
Montana Schools and Libraries within 50 mile radius of Whitefish
There is no charge for the program or expenses for schools
within 50 mile radius
of Whitefish, MT, We consider this an educational opportunity
for Baxter and wish to bring a positive impact to each and every school or
library he visits. We want to be accessible to every school in our home area
so local children can by encouraged to dream big by a local "Kid Author! "
Baxter must be able to offer his book for sale to the students. See above -
Baxter does accept honorariums to help with expenses, if the school budget allows for such
events, but they are not required.
Outside the area or out of state
There may be a fee up to the actual cost of our expenses, and he must be able
to offer his book for sale to the students. This
fee may INCLUDE (in other
words, we use the fee to cover the following expenses):
to 4 presentations daily
- Travel Expenses
- Car rental
- Shipments of Autographed books
with any other schools is a good idea.
copy for school library
Please feel free to contact
us with any questions concerning this or any other information.