It was a busy spring finishing up Dory 3, and getting out to schools to share my work with kids. My favorite question came from a first grader at Trevor Day School: "When is Mary's birthday?" a little girl raised her hand to ask me with great seriousness. This sparked rapid plans for Mary's birthday party from other kids...and then comes Mrs. Gobble Gracker, the ultimate party wrecker. This is exactly how the Dory books start -- from kids' ideas -- always better than mine.
Thank you to the wonderful librarians and parents for all extra time it takes to plan these visits.