On Wednesday, Nov. 14th, K-5 elementary students were visited by author, and illustrator, Jason Tharp. Jason's message was for kids to be kind, embrace their unique selves and to follow their dreams. He also taught students how to draw some of his cartoon characters like unicorns and monsters. He has illustrated a number of series of books for Scholastic, his most recent being the Peachy and Keen books. What made Tharp's visit especially meaningful is that Jason is a 1994 graduate of Fredericktown High School. You can learn more about Jason Tharp and his work at Wonderville Studios.