Today was the Author Book Signing portion of Danville’s Storybooks by the Bay exhibit that began today and goes through December 17. The curator asked if she could include four of my books and four illustrations from them are among those to be featured. I wrote the stories and conceived the characters, and Josh McGill illustrated them adding additional ideas and suggestions for each.
I always enjoy interacting with the children and their parents. There was one little boy who no matter which book the mother suggested always immediately said “no” (and there were probably about sixty books on display from various authors and illustrators.) The mother asked if she could borrow my book titled “Clyde and Hoozy Whatzadingle” and try to read it to him. They went to a bench and she read it to him. I was delighted to see one of my books being read by a mommy to a young child. The child loved it and stayed focused on it from the first page through the ending. When they left, he tightly clutched his new book that had a note I wrote to him, and he wore a big smile on his face.