On rare occasions I have been known to show up at the wrong school for an author visit. That’s why I was especially flattered and relieved to find this sign waiting for me when I arrived at Eagle Elementary last week. What a warm welcome to a wonderful day!
During my recent visit to the schools of Birdville, TX, one of the nicest surprises was all the different classroom doors decorated based on the books I’ve written. Each one was a masterpiece. Here’s a small sample:
And at West Birdville Elementary I was surprised with the most amazing box of cookies, each one hand-decorated and painted with characters from my books by Christy Knapp Alexander. They were literally too beautiful to eat. (Of course, I ate them. And they were delicious.)
Had the pleasure to return to Richfield Springs on Friday for another visit (last one in 2009) and it was every bit as fantastic as I remembered. I arrived to find the presentation room filled end to end with hundreds fantastic book-related projects that the kids worked on during the weeks leading up to the visit.
Here are just a few samples, where the kids imagined new Benjamin Franklinstein-style titles: Henry Corn Meets George Carwashington and Jackie Robotson Attacks Duke Scarington. I would totally read both of those.
Spotted these amazing Benjamin Franklinstein portraits at a recent visit to Craig Elementary in Niskayuna, Ny. Great work!
What’s better than arriving at a school for a visit and finding a breakfast cupcake party? Absolutely nothing, that’s what. Let me repeat: breakfast + cupcakes + party. It doesn’t get better than that.
How could the rest of the day measure up, you ask? Well, it did. It was a great day all around with a bunch of amazing readers. Thanks, Cayuga Heights!