Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Having Fun with Authors and Illustrators

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.


  1. You have one impressive library to snag such impressive guests (not to mention Sciesczka, Shannon, Barnett and Rex).

  2. You know what's impressive? People who illustrate and write their own books. They say that monkeys given typewriters will eventually come up with WAR AND PEACE. But they never say anything about monkeys and paintbrushes coming up with Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, do they?

    I want artistic talent in the next life...