Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Jinnie Wishmaker Blog Tour is coming!

I'm so excited!

Ten blogs in two weeks--and all stops will have give aways and guest posts and crazy interviews with ridiculous answers! (Fried turtle shells--no, I don't eat them! ICKY!  Phineas and Ferb, why yes, yes I HAVE seen every episode ten times. SHHH!!! I'm a self-respecting grown up! With, you know, pink hair...)

Here are the stops!

June 18:  Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
June 19:  Books Are Magic
June 20:  Books Reviewed by Bunny
June 21:  Writers and Authors
June 22:  Amy's Book World
June 25:  Me and Reading
June 26:  Welcome to My World of Dreams
June 27:  It's Raining Books
June 28:  Sandra Cox
June 29: Sweet Southern Home

Make sure you stop by and see them!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dust Bunnies in the wild -- Kindergarten wild!

This morning I was walking Elizabeth to the bus when a little girl chased me down to say, "I colored my bunny!"

I was about to nod politely in the way you do when children say random things, when she unzipped her backpack to show me my own character, Mel, delightfully rainbow'd and eyelash'd. Obviously this child had attended my author visit the day before for Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents.

Before Elizabeth could spill the beans that Mel was a tough bunny and would be unhappy in all that crayon mascara, I had her pull out her phone and snap a shot of the girl's colorful depiction of my bunny. What a great start to the day!

I've been lucky to read Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents to four kindergarten classes over three days. We had tons of fun talking about where dust bunnies hide, and what happens when our toys go missing and who might have taken them.

We also talked about how old myths used to explain why the sun rose and set, and how stories like Dust Bunnies are like new myths to explain things like where our socks go!

I still have many more classrooms to go, plus the official Dust Bunnies launch will be open to the public at the super cool baby store in Round Rock called Baby Earth on Thursday, May 10 just after school at 3:30 p.m. I feel very lucky and blessed this week!