Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great Kids

So far I've had two stops on my Michigan Reads tour: Benzonia and Holland. I've met hundreds of wonderful kids! -- along with great librarians, terrific teachers, and spectacular parents. I'm having a blast.

Amongst the wonderful kids I've met in my travels are three remarkable kids, and their dad, with whom I had the privilege of spending some time yesterday. They have their own blog -- if you haven't visited it already, you definitely should.

Now, off to Ludington!


Z-Kids said...

We had a great time meeting you! Thanks for taking time to chat and visit! The kids have been talking about it ever since...

All best!
- AZ

Anonymous said...

I popped in to get some background information for the book "The Pout Pout Fish" which I will be reading at a special family event with Pre-school three and four year-olds during our school's book fair. I brought home eight books to preview and Pout Pout FIsh immediately caught my attention with its witty rhymes and repetitive text, perfect for choral reading and for modeling a read aloud for families. I know I will have to place a quick re-order for this title as it is sure to sell out after my family story time event.

Great book! Julee Murphy, Education Specialist Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Julee Murphy said...

Huge success! I sold out of "The Pout Pout Fish" after my Pre-K story time at the school book fair. Parents loved how the children participated in the reading by blubbing and chanting the "I'm a pout pout fish" repetitive text. I appreciated the information about Dan Hana's mini movies and used them to introduce the book. Thanks for producing a terrific book.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Let me join the bandwagon and say how much my daughter's Kindergarten class loved "The Pout-Pout Fish"! I read it to them this past Friday. Before I started the story, we practiced our best pout-pout faces so when I read Mr. Fish's refrain, they'd make those faces and join in with me. It was too funny. When it was over, they actually wanted me to read it again. :)

I was also able to give them some signed bookmarks you sent me back in January that I had leftover from my library storytime days. They were really excited about those and so was their teacher. I just wanted to say thanks again!

I'd love to spotlight your book on my blog. Would you be up for a brief interview (by email) to go along with it?