Author Peter Raymundo visited our Lower School spending one hour working the students on how to tell a story through illustration. He also spent time with our PreKindergarten classes illustrating his stories.

Peter Raymundo was 21 years old when he went to work for Walt Disney Studios as part of their Feature Animation Division. There he drew (and drew and drew) for films such as Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Mulan. To this day, he says he can draw Mulan’s two friends Ling and Chien Po as easily as he can write his own name! Peter is the author of the picture book The Monkey and the Bee and Third Grade Mermaid is his debut chapter book series. His favorite part about working on Third Grade Mermaid was diving into the ocean research. Peter says: “Besides offering a naturally unique cast of characters, the ocean’s timeless beauty and diversity provides an endless backdrop for fun and meaningful stories.”