Friday, February 29, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Check out this picture of book group member Dante chatting it up with Jacques as he signed his book after the book group met! Jacques also talked about some of his author pals (Jack Gantos, who wrote the Joey Pizga books, and Jeff Kinney of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame) and his next book, a companion to The Chicken Dance.
I enjoyed this book, in part because it reminded me of some of the classics of Young Adult literature. It's been described as a book about a boy named Don who suddenly has his world turned upside down when he wins the local chicken judging contest. But I think it's more than that--Don finds out some hard truths about his life and the people in it when he begins to figure out who he is and what's important to him. So thank you Jacques for coming today, and thanks for The Chicken Dance. To quote book club member Dante, "this guy wrote a really great book."
Monday, February 18, 2008
time Fancy, you ask? I'll let the pictures (avec captions) speak for themselves...
Your elegant (that's a fancy word for fancy) story tellers: the divine Miss Terra, estimable Mister Justin, and stupendous Ms. Krista.
Some super-fancy storytime visitors, including
Even Dave dressed up!
We had fancy Parents!
Everyone learns to bow and curtsy
We read the newest Fancy Nancy book,
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly!
We had fancy treats, including
sparkling juice and petti fours!
Ms. Krista reads to the fanciest crowd ever!
Miss Terra finishes Fancy Nancy and is about to read The Boy Who Cried Fabulous!
It was such a great time. Look here, we aren't even the only ones to say so! This blog talks it up, and even has a fabu picture of Miss Terra!