CoverJoe Vivens, author of Chunky and Friends, and Jose Dominguez, the illustrator, visited St. Martin’s last Thursday. Joe performed an enthusiastic reading of his book Chunky and the O-Beast to the classes and spoke to them about healthy eating habits, portion sizes, and “sweets once a week.” He also talked to the Middle School students about the process of writing and illustrating a book and the many revisions that are needed.

Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination he confuses what was discussed during his doctor visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over?

Click on the photo to see a slideshow of pictures from the visit: