"Teachers and students alike agreed the presentation was awesome. In fact, one teacher stated the speaker was 'Amazing, Beautiful, Creative, Dynamite, Excellent, Fantastic, Great, and all the other superlatives A-Z!'" - Michele Carroll, Forest Heights Elementary, Harrison, AR
"I asked teachers for feedback and got nothing but POSITIVE!! One teacher said, 'The best author we've ever had!' - Renee Beaufore, Glencairn Elementary, East Lansing, MI
“I have never gotten such a positive response to an author visit. The students and staff adored you.” - Kelley Auringer, Greens Farms School, Westport, CT
“The teaching staff was highly impressed with his excitement of writing and his encouragement of students to “pursue what you love.” As a teacher/librarian of 30 years experience, I found Brad to be one of the best authors we have ever had visit our school.” - Jan Volz Schefcik, Devinny Elementary, Lakewood, CO
“His humor shines through, yet his message about perseverance in writing – indeed, in life – comes through loud and clear, as well.” - Hadassah Contreras, Forest Grove Elementary, Pacific Grove, CA
“Brad is not only a talented writer, but also a gifted teacher.” - Barbara Feldman, West School, Glencoe, IL
"Brad's visit to our school was a tremendous success. He related well and effectively presented to all of the children grades K-5. Immediately following the presentations, students wanted to start newspapers, keep notebooks and do interviews."- Freddi Faye Salden, Jefferson Elementary, Franklin, MA
"The kids were still talking about you as they were boarding the buses to go home and the teachers were thrilled with your presentation. 'Z is for a zillion words' is what one of my students wrote. What a great message today. Thank you! " - Nancy Nessel, Nate Perry Elementary, Liverpool, NY
"Your presentations to each grade level were great and I received many wonderful comments from students, teachers and parents." -Michelle Swofford, St. Francis de Sales School, Sherman Oaks, CA
“I’m going to start out by reading all your books first… I have never been into reading until you came.” - Joshua B.
“I was so inspired by you that I’m thinking about writing my own book." – Cody H.
“You showed me that reading can be more fun that you think. - Ashton I.
“I was talking with my daughter yesterday afternoon after school. She told me that she has plans to go to college to become a writer. She is already planning her first series of four books about a magical pencil and its adventures. I don't know that she will ever fulfill her plans, but she did mention your name when she was telling me that she wanted to be a writer like you. I just thought you might like to know that the work you do in the schools does make a difference." - Angela Drummond, parent, El Dorado, AR
“You helped me learn that you can use your imagination and come up with wonderful books like yours.” – Lauren D.
“You inspired me to be a better writer. To just meet you in person was so cool.” – Kaylin H.
“I think the book you helped us write was AMAZING!” – Jasmine S.
“You inspired me to read a lot more than I do.” – Jayce Nitch
“You were the first author I talked to. You’re probably the best author in the world.” – Colton Edwards
“You did, truly, inspire me to become a writer. One day I want to be just like you.” – Skyler
A poem by Gracie R.:
As you write from A to Z and travel around the world as you make memories, I want you to know you are an inspiration to me.