Mike Artell is the author of more than 40 books, most of which he also illustrated. Mike's body of work includes books in a variety of genres including biographies, science, how-to, picture books, humor, rhyming verse and professional books for educators. Among its other awards, Mike's picture book Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood was named the 2009 Read Aloud Book of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. In addition to his conference presentations and professional development workshops, Mike visits dozens of schools across the United States, Europe, and Asia each year and shares his innovative techniques for thinking, writing, and drawing more creatively with students and teachers. Visit www.mikeartell.com to see when and where Mike is presenting!