Saturday, February 5, 2011
Books for Breakfast
Start with 25 authors and illustrators and 250 teachers, librarians and book-lovers gathered for breakfast through the Children's Literature Network. Add to that a creative puzzler (David LaRochelle) whose table game got the room buzzing and thinking about book content. Mix in willing volunteers (like my helpful mother and youngest son) and lots of books. Blend in book reviews, connections with colleagues, a lovely video version of The Princess and Her Panther (illustrated by my friend Lauren), jokes and laughter, and memories of past gatherings. The result? A joyful morning celebration of literacy that goes on my gratitude list for today.