Thanks, everyone, who entered the giveaway for a signed copy of Slowpoke. It was really fun to hear about the first books that captured your attention.
The first book I remember reading alone and understanding is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. I can remember exactly where I was —-sitting on the floor of the hallway next to my dad’s office. I had entered the summer reading program at the public library, and by golly I was going to get those knight/ princess/ dragon stickers to complete my fairy tale poster. I always loved getting prizes for reading. Or, you know, prizes. They’re just fun, right?
Welcome, new subscribers. I’m so glad to have you aboard. I’ve just gotten back from a conference of children’s book writers and illustrators (SCBWI) in the Netherlands, so I’ll share some of the exciting things I heard about with you as soon as possible.