Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
|This evening we walked south toward Fort Funston. Look what we found embedded in the |
rock wall. That bottle is labeled Lucas Gusano. I did a little research and discovered that
Lucas Gusano is tamarind flavored hot liquid candy. Who would have thought they would
have had something like that back in the Stone Age? What a great invention.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wait! My new book SAY HELLO! came out last week. Here’s the story behind it:
I was visiting a school, doing a workshop with kindergarteners and first graders. As each child wandered into the room, I walked up and introduced myself. Ninety percent of the children didn’t have any idea how to respond. Some would shake my hand and look down at my shoes. Some would look up at the ceiling or over their shoulder. One kid spit out his gum, stomped on it, then grabbed my hand and wouldn’t let go.
This experience struck me as funny, sweet, and a little disturbing. I thought, “I’ll write a book about how to say hello!” The book isn't an instruction manual––it’s more of a collection of (sometimes silly) ways to say hi.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015
Thursday, August 06, 2015
PreludeIf you know me at all, you will know something very special was going on when I tell you this: I wore a dress every day for five days. Above: I've already spilled coffee on Dress Number One, and I haven't even left San Francisco.
SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) is the most rewarding organization I've ever joined, and that's coming from a rigorous non-joiner.
It's hard to describe how wonderful this conference is. Did I mention that this post is being written by a hard-core avoider of meetings? There are so many things I'm dying to write about this gathering––but for now, here are some snapshots.
|My amazing editor Allyn Johnston, and the mucho-talented Marla Frazee.|
|Me, Mem, and Meg (Mem Fox, and Meg Fleming).|
Fancy Nancy and Mimi (Jane O'Connor and me).
|F.Y.I. This is what an ash tray looks like outside a kids' book conference.|