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Last night we had the pleasure of visiting the office of Peter Reynolds company, FableVision which are located in the Boston Children’s Museum on the harbor. The work areas are whimsical as each person has their own collection of toys, books and visuals around their working area. Posters of Peter’s artwork adorn the entrance to the offices, along with the numerous awards FableVision as received for software as well as animation productions.
In addition to 18 published books, FableVision has created several animated short films and a new feature film will be out next year. Their website offers many educational tips including a word of the week in a poster format so you can easily print and post in your classroom.
Peter graciously spoke to the group about his inspiration, a middle school math teacher who encouraged Peter to use his doodles to show what he knew about math concepts. He made his first animation at age 12 and never turned back. His latest book “Rose’s Garden” is dedicated to this teacher and the story is based upon Rose Kennedy’s love of gardening and the new greenway along the harbor of Boston. Each of us received an autographed copy of this book to remind us to inspire, desire and encourage our dreams and the dreams of our students to come to life.