Want a memorable Author/Illustrator Visit?

Liz Ball’s Hidden Picture Puzzle Program helps students improve spatial skills, eye coordination and concentration while encouraging creativity with entertaining hands-on activities.

With her hidden picture puzzle apron and zany posters, Liz sets the mood for hidden picture puzzle fun! Students enjoy getting involved while learning first hand how to draw their own hidden picture puzzle. Liz draws two puzzles in each session and classrooms get to keep her finished artwork.


Liz’s Presentations Include:                                    

  • Hidden Picture Puzzle Demo – personalized for each class
  • Student participation
  • Hands-on Activity – step by step “How-To”
  • Opportunity for creativity and imagination
  • Information on markets for students interested in getting published
  • How she became an artist
  • Steps to getting a book from blank page to finished product
  • Questions and Answers
  • Hidden Picture Puzzle Handouts
  • Theme-based programs for National Reading Month, Holidays, Bus Safety, etc…
  • Liz will work with you to meet your expectations for a unique and educational author/illustrator day.

Skills Utilized & Improved by Hidden Picture Puzzles:  

  • Spatial skills
  • Eye Coordination
  • Memory
  • Similarities-Differences concept formation
  • Concentration
  • Creativity
  • Imagination


  • 30-45 minutes. Designed for K-6.
  • Small or large groups – up to 100.
  • Demos for middle/high school are also available. These concentrate more on career choices, drawing, publishing, etc.

Book Sales:                                                     

  • Pre-sale orders work best.
  • Ask Liz for Order Form samples or suggestions.
  • Autographed books: Pre-sale signings may be arranged. Kids love getting a personalized message.


  • Full day (up to 5 presentations) $825
  • Half day sessions $450
  • Travel expenses where applicable

Recommended by:                                            

Betsy B. Lee, Ed. S. in School Psychology Learning Abilities Books
“Memory skills and creativity are enhanced by finding the hidden objects in these delightful books. Pictures on the margins add educational facts and humor. The black and white pictures call for children to exercise more mental activity such as accurate and detailed observations. These observations are necessary for similarities-differences concept formation, which is essential for good reading. Puzzles are often included on IQ testing. Kids just think of these puzzles as being fun to solve.”


Teachers’ Comments:                                                   

“Thank you so much for coming to speak to our students during their young author’s fair. The children loved your presentations!”
St. Chris Elementary, Vandalia, OH

“Your hidden pictures are wonderful for improving spatial skills and concentration.”
Nancy Kidder, (Kindergarten) Goshen, IN

“My students love your hidden pictures and their visual skills have improved dramatically while searching for the hidden objects.”
Mrs. Wood (K) Huber Hts., OH

“Thank you for coming to our Young Author’s Day. Your presentation was wonderful!”
Carrollton Elementary, OH

“Thank you for sharing your talent with our students. They really enjoyed your visit!”
Alfred Vail School, Morristown, NJ

“My students especially enjoyed your visit!”
Dunbar Township Elementary, Connellsville, PA

“Thank you for coming to our school. The feedback from students and staff has been wonderful.”
Baldwin Community Schools, Baldwin, MI

Recommended by teachers, doctors and parents to help improve spatial skills, eye coordination, concentration and memory retention.

Read about Liz’s Duncannon School visit: PennLive.com — Artist booked at school

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