Just got back from a visit with the amazing students at Forest, Maple East, Dodge and Country Parkway Elementary Schools in Buffalo.
I was blown away by all the great art and writing the students did. The teachers and librarians did an amazing job prepping the kids about Nilson and Bernard and even the background inspiration for my books.
There were many surprises, including, a book with ideas for Grumpy Giles, zucchini bread, homemade beer! and best of all kindergartners reciting poems from one of my favorite books as a kid “Father Foxes Pennyrhymes” (illustrated by the talented Wendy Watson and written by her sister Clyde)
My only regret is not getting out to see Niagara Falls but I hope that there will be a next time. Huge thanks to Principal Keith Wing for organizing and for Gayle Kerman, Michele, Joanne and Melissa for the goodies and rides and food!
OH! And one more thing. I visited a really cool childrens book store there in a charming house from the 1800’s. If you are ever in Buffalo check out Monkey See, Monkey Do! and tell them I sent you!