“Derek did a fantastic job of keeping the kids engaged and entertained. The message of Enemy Pie was great and he presented some great writing ideas for the kids.” – Brett Bradshaw
“Derek was fabulous with the kids. It was a very interactive assembly and everyone enjoyed it. We teach kindness and respect at school and his enemy pie experiment taught our students a very valuable lesson in a fun creative way that they will always remember!
We were thrilled with Derek. What a great thing to be a kid a and have Mr. Munson visit your school. They will remember this forever! Thanks.” – Peggy Fursman
“Derek went above and beyond in meeting our expectations for the day. His style of presenting was a hit with primary as well as intermediate students.
Teachers debriefed with their students after the first assembly, and the first graders understood his message of how to make an enemy a friend! The writer’s workshop was a hit, as students are busily writing the story he helped them map out-I’ll be sure to send some examples! Teachers also were impressed at how well Derek worked with both age groups. And, because his book was on back order, Derek autographed the students’ own work. That made a lasting impression for everyone.” – Teresa Davenport
“It was a wonderful experience to have Derek come. He did an excellent job with the 4-6 grades by being genuine and honest. It was very eye opening and positive for the students. He kept them engaged on many levels with interesting stories, anecdotes, and humor. (I’m glad that he didn’t use any “”silly”" humor!) The K-3 presentation was great as well. Just the right touches to keep things interesting and fun.” – Rich H.
“The chart showing the rise and fall of action in a story was excellent! We use a similar chart in 6th grade to help students with creative and expository writing. The kids enjoyed the author’s humor immensely! Derek was interesting and engaging both in the assemblies and with staff and students. We particularly liked the attention he paid to students after his presentation.” – Susan Kelley
“Derek was so very personable and eager to connect with all students. He had a great way with the students and made each and everyone feel special!” – Donna Ballard and Jane Olson, Cougar Mountain Academy
“Thank YOU! We all loved Enemy Pie and Derek Munson’s presence. He beautifully engaged 120 students and created a special experience for all of us.” – Sapphira Fein
“Derek was very pleasant and so kid friendly. A great motivator for the students.
“The entire staff and student body enjoyed the day! Great energy and connection with kids.
Thank you!” – Jillian Sorenson
“The students loved helping make the pies. What a great activity and wonderful use of clapping to bring the students back to quiet with all the excitement.” – Amber Petersen, Carson Elementary Library