A great big thank you to Ms. O’Leary and her fabulous second grade class at the Hosmer School for inviting me—and Harold—to come for a school visit.
Reading—and listening—really IS fun!
Ms. O’Leary had already read them Chapter 1 (“Moving Day”), Chapter 2 (“The Day After Moving Day”), and Chapter 3 (“The Day After The Day After Moving Day”), so she asked me to read Chapter 4 (“The Day After That”) and Chapter 5 (“The Last Day”) during the school visit.
The kids were great, and had a lot of really good questions after the reading was finished, like “How did Harold know the Wimple-Dimple Dimmer-Wimmer was magic?” and “Did you only make one book?” I told them that that was part of the Wimple-Dimple Dimmer-Wimmer’s magic, that he could make Harold understand that he was magic, and that I had many copies of the book, and their parents could buy it for them on Amazon and iBooks.
But it’s not just a book with words in it…
Each student got a folder with things the Alex Tsuper, the illustrator, had done for the book. They were given 8 1/2 x 11 copies of five initial sketches that Alex had done, and then the final color versions that went into the book.
It was a nice surprise for the students, and they liked their folders very much.
School visit happy
So thank you again, Ms. O’Leary’s class. I am very glad to have met you all, and had a lot of fun during my school visit. You are very lucky to have Ms. O’Leary as a teacher, don’t you think?
And a very special thank you to Mr. Haggestad, the class’s Instructional Assistant, for buying the book in order to donate it to the class. You are a wonderful friend!