She showed the kids how to draw the main character in her recent book, The Easter Egg. All the while she was telling them what she thinks about, how she uses their eyes to show expression, how she incorporates her life experiences into the story. She was as delightful and engaging as her books are. Ben and Bethany remembered a LOT of what she said. I was so glad they could appreciate the experience as much as I did. OK, well at least a fraction as much as I did. I'm not gonna lie. I was giddy.
Friday, April 16, 2010
My latest brush with fame
Today my inner school teacher is pinching herself. Do you have any idea who this woman is? In 1997 my second grade colleagues and I stood in line for a LONG time at a children's book store to have her sign her latest book for us, The Hat. That was nothing compared to today. A girl at Ben and Bethany's school won a contest on her website for her to come to our school. She spent the whole day giving presentations to kids in large and small groups. Each class got to have a Q&A session with her in the library, and then she did presentations in the gym where she showed them how she does her amazing illustrations. And as luck would have it I had to
crash the party be there...you know, in my official "yearbook photographer" role. *wink*