Wednesday, November 16, 2011

just a few short days...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited. Guess where I'm going on Sunday (with a handsome 8 year old). Are you ready? Peter and I are heading over to the Fitzgerald Theatre to see Kate DiCamillo (Peter's favorite author) and (drumroll please)...Chris Van Allsburg - one of my very favorite author/illustrators. This week Peter and I are reading our way through the new Chronicles of Harris Burdick - the book that prompted the presentation. The stories, written by various authors, are a bit dark, mysterious and clever - just like the illustrations that inspired them - delicious! I promise I won't cry or make a fool of myself although it will take some restraint on my part. I can't wait!

3 comments:

Abby said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I adore Chris Van Allsburg. My favorite book by him is The Sweetest Fig, but I buy all my books used and have yet to find this one in a used bookstore. :(

Jennifer said...

chris van allsburg is presenting a session at the NCTE conference this year that focuses on using harris burdick to invite children to compose their own creative stories. i'll definitely be going to that session (i love the harris burdick book, it creeps me out), and i want to go to this, too!!!!

JennyC said...

How fantastic! Have fun and take plenty of pictures :)