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School visit with The Maurice Sendak Community School

-+*I also recently had a lovely visit with first and second graders at P.S. 118, The Maurice Sendak Community School where we talked about circus chefs, infinity, and bouffants. My favorite question: “Why did you write a book about Infinity instead of one hundred?” I’m working on that one! (the prequel?)


Story Time at the Carle

-+*I loved being the story time author at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art yesterday. After I had read a lot of poems, I asked the kids if they wanted to hear three more, and one boy said, “I love poetry, I could hear FIVE more!” It kind of made my day.


P.S.154 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

-+*I had four great second grade visits at P.S.154 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn last week. The kids invented their own infinity symbols out of pipe cleaners and gave them great names like the ‘Pretzel-Wetzel’ and the ‘Twisteroo’. And every student believed that idea of love can last forever. That made my week.


PS 282 Read-a-thon

-+*I really enjoyed reading to these first graders as a part of a fund raiser for PS 282.  


Explore Charter School’s ABC Day

-+*I just presented at this school for their author’s day. The kids are really amazing, and are so interested in books. When I asked whether they knew a word for the infinity symbol that begins with ‘l’, one boy said ‘lopsided eight’-awesome! I like it even more than lemniscate.  


Skype visit with the Village School of North Bennington

-+*These second and third grade girls showed up to the visit wearing bouffants! They made my first Skype visit great. We talked about bouffants, infinity, the writing process, and compared final art work and the Infinity and Me book dummy, I’m always bowled over by how visually astute kids are.


Author’s visit at Montessori at Flatiron

-+*On November 14th, Books of Wonder arranged for me to read INFINITY AND ME at the Montessori at Flatiron. The students and I made infinity symbols out of pipe cleaners. Thanks to Siri Panday, the director of education, and Shay McClean, the special events coordinator at Books of Wonder for organizing this wonderful event.


Reading Rock Stars Visit at Ortega Elementary School

-+*As part of the Texas Book Festival, I visited Ortega Elementary School and talked about infinity with fourth and fifth graders. Before my visit, the fourth graders had made pictures of bouffants, using colors and patterns like Holly Clifton Brown does in BIG BOUFFANT and had also created portraits that look at each other, like […]


Park Slope Playhouse Second Annual Big Bouffant Day

-+*Who says you can’t garden while wearing a butterfly bouffant? These pre-schoolers from the Park Slope Playhouse can. Melissa Friedman and I teamed up as an author/hair stylist duo for the second annual BIG BOUFFANT reading, followed by a butterfly bouffanting extravaganza. (This was the culmination of a unit on metamorphosis.) Thanks to Margaret Walenga, […]


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

-+*The gorgeous art room at the Eric Carle museum. The room filled up with kids and parents, all making art. The event itself included around sixty people, including Anna Drury, her boyfriend Greg, Eric Pinder, and my parents.