Award Winning Author Visits 4th Grade

Submitted by carrie.vannosdol on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:41

E.J.Timms, author of The Big Red Bike, visits with Mr. Gowans' 4th Grade class after they had finished reading his book. Timms even brought the actual Schwinn Mark II Phantom bicycle from his award winning book. The book, The Big Red Bike, is a warm recollection of being nine years old in a time when bike-riding, bottle-collecting, and jumping into ponds were enjoyed all summer with one’s best friends. Timms book has won the IPPY Book of the Year Award as well as the Moonbeem Childrens Award.

While visiting the class, Timms took the time to share some inspirational thoughts, answer questions, and even gave away an autographed copy of his book to two lucky students.  The class has really enjoyed reading The Big Red Bike, and appreciates the time Mr. Timms gave to their class.  The students have learned that there is no dream too big to achieve if they just work hard and believe they can succeed.

Ben Gowans