We heard several children's authors read their books at the Children's Stage, and I have to say that I was again blown away by Mac Barnett, who is just so funny and engaging. (We'd seen him last spring when he visited Flanna's preK to read "Chloe & the Lion".) His book, "Guess Again!" was new to me today, and so great. I'm also excited to read his chapter books once Flannery is ready for those!
Flanna enjoyed Patrick McDonell, too, who wrote "The Monsters' Monster," as well as a cute children's book about Jane Goodall called "Me, Jane." (He also writes a daily cartoon called "Mutts." McDonell had visited Flanna's school yesterday and read The Monsters' Monster to her grade, and so we just had to get our own copy of the book and have the him sign it today.
|Flanna got a word search book from one of the used book sales, and|
here she is searching away while we cooled off at Starbucks for a bit!
|Karma Wilson reading her books - we love "The Bear Snores On"!|
We've only lived here in Decatur for about a year now, but we are slowly feeling more and more connected to our town and neighborhood. As a speech-language pathologist and literacy coach, I have to say that I am really excited to live in a community so excited about literature and with such a culture of reading for fun. I feel like we have found a nice niche here in this little corner of Atlanta, and can't wait to become more and more connected to this wonderful community!
What do you love about your neighborhood/community?