Take a look at some testimonials below from previous visits!

Krista Jacobus, Art Specialist, Lebanon Elementary

Nashville, TX

WOW is all I can say!  Everyone went wild over his presentations.  His message to the middle schoolers could not have been more powerful and relevant.  He touched on so many things that we try and get across to them daily, except he was way more entertaining.  Barney is so personable and all of our staff enjoyed his genuine love of learning and creativity as well!!  We loved him and welcome him any time!!! I have pictures and videos that I will be happy to send along if you are interested.  We also had a local paper come and take pics.  As far as the elementary visit, he was a hit!  Not that we expected any different.  The only thing I regret is that I didn’t pull my daughter from school to come and watch.  They were tickled pink to have the opportunity for him to visit.  Their teachers even hugged and thanked me at the end! haha 

Amanda, Bookseller, Inkwood Books

 Tampa, FL

Having Barney here was great. The kids and teachers at the schools loved him. We did pre-sales with the schools, which has always been the most effective for us. We would have liked to have had him around for a bit longer, and I think it would be great to have him at one school for longer, visiting different grades throughout the day. The media specialists at both Berkeley and Shorecrest thought it was a great idea for the future to have him spend at least half a day with their kids. We’d also love to have him for an evening event at the store! 

Krista Jacobus, Art Specialist, Lebanon Elementary

Nashville, TX

WOW is all I can say!  Everyone went wild over his presentations.  His message to the middle schoolers could not have been more powerful and relevant.  He touched on so many things that we try and get across to them daily, except he was way more entertaining.  Barney is so personable and all of our staff enjoyed his genuine love of learning and creativity as well!!  We loved him and welcome him any time!!! I have pictures and videos that I will be happy to send along if you are interested.  We also had a local paper come and take pics.  As far as the elementary visit, he was a hit!  Not that we expected any different.  The only thing I regret is that I didn’t pull my daughter from school to come and watch.  They were tickled pink to have the opportunity for him to visit.  Their teachers even hugged and thanked me at the end! haha 

Amanda, Bookseller, Inkwood Books

 Tampa, FL

Having Barney here was great. The kids and teachers at the schools loved him. We did pre-sales with the schools, which has always been the most effective for us. We would have liked to have had him around for a bit longer, and I think it would be great to have him at one school for longer, visiting different grades throughout the day. The media specialists at both Berkeley and Shorecrest thought it was a great idea for the future to have him spend at least half a day with their kids. We’d also love to have him for an evening event at the store! 

Lauren Taylor, Lower School Art Specialist, The Kinkaid School

Houston, TX

We absolutely loved having Barney come visit last Friday! What a wonderful treat for our school. The teachers and students both have been raving about the assembly non-stop! 🙂 

Rebecca Stewart, Visual Art Specialist, Memorial Elementary

Houston, TX

Prior to visit, I always read, Beautiful Oops, at the beginning of the year to my art students. It sets up a great conversation for them all year long when they feel that they have made a mistake. They already LOVE that book. Several teachers have checked out his books from our school library and are reading and discussing them with their children now. I want it to be a really wonderful experience for all.

Diane Capriola, Bookseller, Little Shop of Stories

Atlanta, GA

The school LOVED him and are trying to figure out a way to get him back.

Katie Tuben

Art Specialist, 

Canterbury Woods 

Fairfax, VA

Thank you for a great visit. All of the kids from K-6 and our teachers absolutely loved both presentations. It was especially fun for us to see the older grades respond to the presentation so positively and playfully! They enjoyed the glimpse into your creative and professional process, while also learning about finding inspiration and developing ideas for writing and art.

Anabel Weeks

Art Teacher,

Edgerton Elementary 

Hales Corners, WI

He had the kids totally engaged while he sang, drew pictures, and talked about his life and books.  Barney was so great with the young kids and knew how to adjust appropriately. He was FABULOUS! I would highly recommend Barney to come and visit other schools.  We wish he could have stayed longer!

All the best to you, Barney!  We LOVE your books!

 

I loved his conversations about growth mindset! I think the kids were blown away that he was turned down by publishers, and continued to try!