Every person has a magic book from childhood that showed them the world is beautiful and full of possibility. This is my book. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 28, 2013.
Still Waiting on Book Arrival and Classroom Book Tour
Just a quick message to let you know that the packages are ready to go, I am just still waiting on the arrival of all of the Lost Party books. They were supposed to be here at the beginning of November, but I am learning that things in the book world move so slowly and this is a project in the art of patience, perhaps for all of us. Luckily, I did get one proof copy which I have been using on my 'classroom book tour'. I've read the book to over 200 kids so far this week and will make it to another 200 more this week while I'm in Utah. I plan on continuing in California and anywhere else I happen to travel. This self-appointed book tour has been magical. There's nothing like an audience of 6-year olds to make you feel clever. My favorite moment of the day was when we were talking about the book after and one boy raised his hand and said, "I think this book shows us that we can be friends with anyone we meet along the way." Yes please. My 2-year old son, Remy, came with me dressed as a fox and made sure to tell the kids to "sit down, scoot back and listen." I even (by coincidence) got invited back to my old kindergarten classroom complete with my kindergarten teacher. I'll post a picture here of a bunch of kids flapping their happy wings during our reading.
Here's to hoping that these books (they are in route still, they aren't actually lost) get here quick so I can get your packages out of my living room and to your house.
thanks for your patience!
Kids flapping their happy wings.
Me and my kindergarten teacher from about 24 years ago! What a treat to read to her class.