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Friday, June 10, 2011

Booksignings by Numbers

Number of little dragon finger puppets given away:  120

Number of Oreo cookies consumed:  210 (eating an Oreo cookie with Oreo the Monkey (puppet) was VERY popular!)

Number of bags of potato chips given away:  3

Number of kids who REALLY wanted those chips:  A bunch!

Number of hours spent in chair signing books:  (minus reading time) 3

Number of tiny bookmarks left:  0

Number of wonderful families who came out to a booksigning the last week of school despite their crazy busy schedules:  Too many to count, (and I am grateful for each and every one.)

Number of bites of a red chile (that my mom brought from New Mexico) burrito that I was able to take from 4:00-8:00:  2

Number of semi-decent author pictures:  2 (thanks, dad!)

Number of dollars in books earned for Jefferson Elementary:  almost $900

Number of days it took to recover: 1

Number of very happy authors:  1



Jess said...

Awwww, sounds like a fantastic event! You look lovely and very royal, as per usual :)

Man, those finger puppets went like hotcakes!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Fingerpuppets--ohlala! You definitely know your audience. It looks like it was a ton of fun!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like everything went very well. CONGRATS on a great event!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

The queen of storytelling does it right! You made a lot of kids happy. Wow, double-wow on the numbers. Those finger puppets may have to help you sign books at this rate. :D

storyqueen said...

Jess-Well, the finger puppets did fall in that space between repulsive and adorable...perfect for the end of the school year!

Stephanie-It was truly one of the more fun signings I have done. The kids were great...not too hyper yet filled with giggles.

Susanne-Thanks. I was really tired after. And REALLY tired of the sound of my own voice!

Tricia- I don't think the finger puppets would be of much use...they kind of don't have enough fingers to hold a pen well. But it was a fine idea! (And they probably DO have neater handwriting than I do, nonetheless!)

Christina Lee said...

YAY!!!! Sounds wonderful (And you look wonderful)!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great event :) Thanks for your comment on my review of Chime. It reminded me that I keep meaning to tell you that a little boy was checking out some easy readers at the library recently, and one of them was a Good Knight book. He was very excited about it. His mom said he'd read them all already last year or something, and then she turned to her younger son and said, "I don't think you've read all these yet." Or maybe she said he was too little to remember. In any case, she sent her older son off for more Good Knight books to read to his younger brother :)

storyqueen said...

Christina-Aw, thanks...most of the time, pictures of me are taken when I am chewing food for some reason.

Sarah-You just made my day. I never get tired of hearing that kids like my books! Ever!

Hardygirl said...

Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds like so much fun!!

And you are gorgeous, your highness.


Anne N Kenny said...

Finger puppets! What a great idea. It looks like everyone had a blast.

Angela Ackerman said...

Wow, from the looks of these posts, you were a tremendous hit--congrats! Very innovative ideas to get the class engaged & neat giveaways. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse