Though it feels like a year must have already passed, it was just two months ago that the wonderful author, Mem Fox came for a visit to Minneapolis. We had never met before this visit and yet we had just published a picture book together: Tell Me About Your Day Today, so there were lots of reasons to celebrate!
|Telling the story of illustrating Tell Me About Your Day Today|
Our first meeting was at Wild Rumpus Book Store. It quickly filled with lovers of children's books and we took the stage. First I told the story of how I painted the pictures, then Mem read the story two times through. The second time the audience joined in for "The who, the what, the why, and the way..."
|Mem Fox reading Tell Me About Your Day Today.|
|Author and Illustrator together at last!|
|The party was ready and waiting for the guests to arrive.|
|Everyone brought delicious food to share.|
|The wondrous Debra Frasier welcoming everyone!|
|Books and flowers decorated the party.|
|Mem Fox and Susan Richardson, wondrous school librarian!|
|Mem Fox and Marion Dane Bauer, wondrous author!|
|Mem Fox with a new fan!|
|Mem Fox and our editor, Allyn Johnston|