16 January 2008
Jon Scieszka at Little Shop of Stories!
Wow, wow, wow. How do they do it? My little indie, Little Shop of Stories, has been bringing in some amazing talent lately!
Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of meeting Jon Scieszka, talented author and now the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature! (I blogged about it here.) True to his reputation, he was a super-nice and easy guy.
And what does he want to do with this new platform he's been given? Encourage kids to read for fun and try to lessen the focus on testing in schools. Several teachers were in attendence and they cheered when they heard this. Go Jon!
The fun continues Friday with Caldecott winner, Eric Rohmann! (I'll try to get more pics to share.)
And . . . oh blog followers . . . I have a secret to share. Tell people you heard it here first! Mo Willems, multiple award winning author of the "Pigeon" books and many, many more, will be at Little Shop of Stories the week of April 3rd - date and time to be announced soon. Yup!! Big, big, honkin' big deal! I can't WAIT!!!