With his warm and lively personality, Mr. Shen entertained our Grade 1 -10 students with various readings and workshops and shared the origins and inspiration for his literary works. While listening attentively, all students showed a deep admiration of Mr. Shen’s creativity and were motivated by his brilliant ability to bring the lives of animals to life from the pages of his books. Mr. Shen encouraged students to be brave and observant, just like the characters in his books, as these skills will allow them to succeed both academically and personally. Mr. Shen also signed his books for students to share with family and friends. We believe this visit has been an excellent opportunity to inspire our students to be imaginative and creative in their writing and we look forward to welcoming Mr. Shen and his wonderful books back to NACIS in the near future.