In case you missed it, the wonderful Jules featured me on Seven Impossible Things yesterday. I'm so honored!!
And speaking of being honored . . . the fabulous folks at Lafayette Lower Elementary invited me to read to their students as part of Dr. Seuss week last Tuesday. Since my book isn't out yet, I wasn't allowed to read it, but I talked about it a little and showed some illustrations. We had a bit of technical difficulty which was kinda terrifying in front of 300+ little people, but everyone rolled with it and it turned out just fine. Good practice for future school visits where I've heard it's best to go in assuming that nothing technical will actually work.
But the best part of the visit was that I got to read two of my very favorite read-alouds:
Mo Willems's EDWINA THE DINOSAUR WHO DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS EXTINCT.
I mean, one of the characters is named Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie, and that name ALWAYS gets a laugh (especially if you can say it in a menacing-sounding voice). Plus, the story is just so darn great.
And Dr. Seuss's WHAT WAS I SCARED OF.
I'm always amazed that people haven't heard this story. You can find it in the same book as the THE SNEETCHES, and it's been one of my favorites since I was little. It's delightfully creepy and contains one of the best lines from children's literature ever written:
I said and said and said those words
I said them but I lied them
Hope y'all have a great week. Down here in Mississippi, we're counting down the days until spring break!