Some of you have been asking how the book readings went at the elementary school in Moraga, California. I thought I’d already created a post but when I went looking for it couldn’t find it. I apologize for my late post on the subject.
Bottom line: I had a fabulous time, and based on the reactions from the children I believe they did too. There were three sessions. The first was Pre-K’s through First Graders. I read three books to them: Clyde and I, Misty Zebracorn, and Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly. Afterward they asked me a lot of interesting questions and I enjoyed answering and interacting with them.
The second session was with second and third graders. I read The Duck Who Flew Upside Down, and Clyde and Hoozy Whatzadingle. In the middle of “Duck” (which includes some characters which are geese) a pair of geese flew low right over the classroom honking away. I stopped reading and everyone looked up and smiled or laughed. I joked that I’d been working with those birds for weeks so they could make their flyover at just the right time. Everyone laughed. The teachers also seemed to be interested and some joined in with questions for me.
The students were polite, curious, and a lot of fun to be with. I definitely want to do more book readings at schools.
Following the readings, the school had a book fair. There were quite a few tables of books from a nearby bookstore and I had a table for my books. They sold quite well.
I not only had a blast, I was able to see that quite a few children liked my books so much that they wanted to buy and take them home. That felt wonderful. I signed and wrote notes in their copies.
It was a great adventure!