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Sunday, March 8, 2015

One Crazy Week

This week really began before this week began, if that makes any sense. You see, a couple of weeks ago, I went up to Long Beach for the the Southern California Independent Bookseller's Children's Literacy Day to give away free copies of NO, NO, KITTEN!
Boyds Mills gave me stickers and everything!
It was so much fun, giving away copies of my little book to SoCal indies. Then a very cool thing happened. I met Maureen Palacios from Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose. She'd brought several of my books from her store for me to sign. Then she told me about how GOOD NIGHT, GOOD KNIGHT was the book that her daughters took to school to read in front of their classes All By Themselves. And she told me how her husband, who was just learning to read in English back then, used to read GNGK with her daughters (who are in college now!!)

Wow. Those are the stories that mean the world to an author. The world.

Maureen and I, after I wiped away the tears.
Then this happened:
Yes. This is my principal acting the role of Kitten in the school production of NO, NO, KITTEN! (Yeah, I know--I didn't have a tabby cat costume. We had to settle for jaguar pajamas.)

Kitten wants a basket. (Not to wear on your head, Kitten!!)

And there's that puppy!!
On Monday, some of the teachers helped me bring No, No, Kitten!   into the world via performance. It was pretty hilarious because really, I had no idea what the kitten and puppy were actually going to do at any given  moment.

And on Tuesday, the Carlsbad Library hosted me for Read Across America.

Thanks, Librarians, for setting up  such a great craft!

The kids made rocket ships, just like Kitten!!
On Wednesday, my friend Mr. Schu premiered the No, No, Kitten! trailer on his blog (which was made by my amazing illustrator, Lori Nichols!!!) on his blog. Here is a link.

And then on Thursday, the Official Launch at Barnes and Noble:
The table is ready! There is a give away for Kitten prints on the left, and free Kit-Kats in the middle, and of course, BOOKS!

My monkey Oreo is telling me that he wrote a book called NO, NO, BANANA!

And then one of my students DID write a book called:
This Banana wants to rule the world!

So this was a pretty awesome week. Very exciting and exhausting. I'll leave you with this:




Rebecca Gomez said...

Looks like a great week! And what a cute trailer for what must be a very cute book!

Julie Dao said...

Shelley, your events always look so full of fun and laughter! And I would like to buy a copy of NO, NO, BANANA!