Monday, April 20, 2009

Author Visit


What a great day I had last Friday! The sun shone. The birds sang. And I spoke to a wonderful group of second graders about writing. It doesn't get any better than that!

We talked about the writing process and where ideas come from and how a writer knows when she is finished. They asked questions and listened as I read "The Easter Bunny," a story I wrote and illustrated as a kid (hey, where's my Caldecott?), plus a couple of my more recent picture books, unillustrated. They were polite and interested and interesting, and before we knew it, time was up. Thanks for having me, Mrs. Gutshall and Webster Elementary!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jody: Just testing to see if I can post a comment. Nice blog!

    Laura

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

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  3. Welcome to blogging, Jody. A lovely first post. It sounds like Webster Elementary had a great visit, too.

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  4. Thanks, Alison! It was a great day.

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  5. Welcome to blogland, Jody! I look forward to reading about all your adventures. :)

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  6. Thanks, Gisele! Without your help, this wouldn't have been possible. Really. Mucho thanks.

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  7. I'd love to read your Easter story, Jody. Congratulations on your first blog post! May there be many more...

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  8. Hey Jody! Congrats on your visit...great pic! Looking forward to following along.

    Deb

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  9. Well, you'd never believe what Mole said about the Easter bunny! So clever, that Mole. Thanks, Ellen!

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  10. Thanks, Deb! Glad you stopped by.

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  11. Hi Jody! Thanks for sharing the info about your visit! Any possibility that you'll be posting the Easter Bunny story in your next post? : )

    ~Michelle

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  12. Hey, Michelle! Hmmmm. Maybe as a serial post with weekly installments? Oh, the excitement. :)

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  13. Congrats on your new blog, Jody!
    Sounds like a rewarding day for you and the kids!!

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  14. Thanks, Kelly! There's nothing quite like the wide-eyed wonder of second-graders!

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  15. Thanks, Rachel! I was trying to think of something as cool as yours. :)

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  16. Hi Jody! Nice blog and wonderful first post about your school visit! Sounds like you had a great class!

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  17. I think classroom visits are such a huge high for a writer. Glad yours went so well!

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  18. Thanks, Crystal. They were great!

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  19. Thanks, Angela. My visit reminded me why I started writing for children in the first place!

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