Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I have the best job!!


I have said before that I have the best job in the world, but today confirmed it. Today we had a guest author at school, Carmen Deedy. It was the most fun I have had at work in ages. Carmen is a local author so I have heard her speak several times before, but today she outdid herself. The kids and teachers did not want to leave the media center, they were begging for more. I know how they felt, I could have listened to her all day. If you are not familiar with her work you should check out her website: http://carmendeedy.com/ . We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at her new book which will be coming out in the fall. It is the one of the most beautiful picture books that I have ever seen, 14 Cows for America, based on a true 9/11 story. I love all of her books, but my favorite is probably The Library Dragon, of course I would never, ever be a library dragon. My second favorite is The Last Dance. It was after reading this book for the first time that I made my husband he would dance with me every day, and we do. Some days our dance is in the kitchen before we eat breakfast, some days it is when I come home from work, and some days we have on our jammies and are ready for bed. Some days we don't feel like dancing but it is a promise that we made to each other so we dance and feel better for it. If you ever get the chance to hear Carmen please take advantage of it, she is a wonderful storyteller and author.

2 comments:

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your dance tradition. I think I'll ask Vann if we can start our own.

Bonnie said...

It's not often that I see one of my favorite books showing up on a quilting web site! I LOVE the Library Dragon. Of course, it probably helps that I am a retired media specialist!

Have you read Scaredy Squirrel? Another super favorite of mine for kids. I am going to break down and buy my own copy one of these days! Sorry I don't have that fabric. There is a search engine to find fabric. Ask on Quiltville chat and see if someone comes up with the name of the search location... good luck. B.