Author and Illustrator Matthew McElligott visits Forest Park

Forest Park welcomed Matthew McElligott, children’s book author and illustrator, for a visit. McElligott shared his expertise in writing, illustrating, and how ideas get turned into books with the students. Students had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how their favorite books came to be.

Author and illustrator Matthew McElligott visits Forest Park
Author and illustrator Matthew McElligott presents to students

After McElligott presented to the school, about a dozen students were about to participate in “Cookies and Conversation”. Participants were able to ask McElligott questions that came to their minds while in a small group. 

McElligott has been a published, working writer for over 25 years. McElligott is the author and illustrator of many children’s books including the Mad Scientist Academy series, Even Aliens Need Snacks, Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, The Lion’s Share, and Bean Thirteen.