additional titles:

Prince of Underwhere
Fat Cat of Underwhere


Bruce Hale

award-winning author and illustrator

Santa Barbara, CA USA

bruce hale

I use the story of my life journey from reluctant reader to author to encourage kids to dream big and follow their dreams — making sure to give them ideas on how to get there. My interactive, humorous presentation includes a PowerPoint slide show, storytelling and cartooning lesson, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Year(s) of participation: 2010

A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:

2010 at ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Santa Barbara, California, USA


bruce with kids

The second and third graders were bubbling with excitement as they filed into the auditorium. Many had biked or walked or scootered to school in honor of Earth Day. They were especially excited at the end of the event when we tallied up the votes and announced which group would be receiving the donation: World Wildlife Fund. Deafening cheers went up.

When a TV reporter asked one girl why she'd voted for WWF, she said "because the tigers are disappearing and we need to do something about it. The donation will help."

bruce with kids

That's why I did this event -- to get the kids engaged in protecting the planet. And judging from the kids at Roosevelt Elementary, this strategy seems to be having an effect.