Jon Sciesczka, David Shannon, Mac Barnett and Adam Rex kicked off their book tour here as part of a benefit for our new local library. I took my book-loving pal, Alexia, with me, and the guys did not disappoint. There was a little something in their presentation for everybody: parents, kids, aspiring illustrators, authors and picture book fans of all stripes. And did I mention they were all very funny?
Alexia chose the Scieszka/Shannon collaboration, ROBOT ZOT. She was so thrilled to get their autographs, she kept hugging the book to her chest and smiling. When Alexia visits my house, she usually writes and illustrates at least one book, sometimes two. Perhaps she'll be the one signing autographs someday. If so, I'll be first in line.