On Wednesday, Dillon Valley Elementary School will host children’s author Chris Rumble.
Best known for his highly illustrated children’s books, Rumble also has developed a reputation for leading musical, educational and energetic assemblies with children, where he discusses the stories behind stories found in his books.
Rumble will lead Wednesday two assemblies with Dillon Valley students, including one at 9 a.m. with kindergarten through second graders and another at 10 a.m. with third through fifth graders. Creative writing workshops will follow in the afternoon.
“We are very excited to offer our kids this opportunity,” said Dr. Cathy Beck, principal of Dillon Valley Elementary, in a news release. “We are very serious about developing a culture of reading here at Dillon Valley and Chris Rumble is just the author/illustrator to help us kick off the school year.”
A self-described “quirky child plagued with a speech impediment,” Rumble dreamed of growing up to be a cartoonist or a singer.
Through a series of “mind-boggling” events, Rumble was able to overcome the stuttering that for so long had held him back. Since then he has spent his days encouraging young people, to convince them of their immense value, beauty and potential, the release stated.
His books include, the “Adventures of Uncle Stinky,” an illustrated three-part series published by Random House Kids. Rumble also has his own publishing company, Thunder Enlightening Press, though which he has published the comic book, “TOO MUCH of a Good Thing,” his graphic novel, “Jack Crackbone: Nightmare of a Bully,” and his chapter book — due out in the fall — “My Dad Is Coming To Career Day: But Hopefully the Earth Will Be Destroyed By Angry, Big Haired, Brain Eating Zombie Vampire Aliens Before Then.”