I recently got to spend a good part of a Saturday with my friend and fellow Austinite Don Tate discussing our book Whoosh! (Charlesbridge, 2016) with a team from Scholastic — a team that included a terrific pair of educators and a three-camera crew!

From Scholastic:

First grade teacher Tierra Pitchford and PreK teacher Denise Dawkins head to the lab with author Chris Barton and illustrator Don Tate to discuss their book Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, their collaboration, and what inspired them to tell Lonnie Johnson’s story.

I hope you enjoy our quick, insightful chat with Tierra and Denise.