Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Blog From the Black Lagoon


Our librarians go all out at book fair time. As part of the fun Mike Thayer, author of The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, came to our school on Monday!

Sydney and her friend Olivia, as members of the school "greeter's club", were invited to greet Mr. Thayer when he first arrived.

Sydney made a ribbon lei for him. She was a little nervous about giving him the lei (I'm NOT going to give him a kiss or anything, mom...a little cheek kiss is traditional with the giving of a lei, but that's okay, I don't think Mr Thayer was her type.)




He stayed all day at the school, reading to the children, telling knock-knock jokes and signing books. It was a real treat to meet him, and I know the kids enjoyed the fun day!



Just a little note to all you crazed children's book author fans: say you are really excited to meet the author, and say you bring a stack of pictures of yourself with the author, and say you also buy multiple copies of EACH of the authors books, it is only polite to let the children who have just finished a long day at school and may possibly really need to go potty and have just one cheap little paperback copy of the authors book, to go before you.

Holding up the line for over 15 minutes is a little much, k? If you're not sure if you're taking too much time just listen for the "how much longer is this going to take, mom?" and "are we ever going to go home, mom?" comments coming from the little people in line behind you.




Happy Reading!

9 comments:

Mary said...

That is very cool! Go Syd for being a greeter (and what a totally cute skirt, I want one!)

That's hilarious about the author's FAN who brought a stack of pictures of herself! YIKES

Tori :) said...

What a cool experience!! Cute pics!

Mary Peterson said...

I don't blame Sydney for not wanting to kiss the cute old man. It would be hard to find a bare part on his face! He is such a sweet guy to come to your school. What a cool experience!

No Cool Story said...

LOL at mary peterson.
Totally cool and we even have that book :)

trying said...

i always loved the book fair at school. Sounds like your librarians really do go all out!

nikko said...

Fun stuff! Happy reading. :o)

JoyceMcB said...

Wendy, do you remember when Tomie dePaolo, the author, came to Sonoma School? The funny thing is, I read one of his books to our students this morning and talked about him coming to your school. I don't think you got to be greeter though. Congratulations to Syd! And what a funny rude person in front of the line! Mom

txmommy said...

fun! I've never meet a famous author before :)

I love the girls skirts, how cute!

Amanda said...

What a cool experience for the kids! What a great way to get them into reading too! :D

Sorry about the line..........