This was the coolest thing ever ! At this school, they are creating a Reading Garden: a garden with plants and trees and benches where the children can go to read.
Each author who visits the school gets something planted in their honor.
This is me with the most amazing librarian on the planet, Dee Dee Schatzberg, planting the three bushes that are MY bushes in their garden. (A Barbara Bush?)
Other authors represented in the garden include Jim Aylsworth, Tom Birdseye, Herb Packer, and Laurie Byars.
Me with a banner made by students.
Me (left) and teacher, Ms. Torres (right). All the kids think she looks just like Miss Delphine in Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia - and she does!! Exactly!
She has great red hair and dangley earrings and even sparkly high-heeled shoes that go clickity clack.
And she is uber nice, like Miss Delphine.
The kids adore her.
The amazing Dee Dee getting roses for her birthday. Everybody in the entire city of Tampa adores Dee Dee.
(Thank you, Dee Dee, for being my chauffeur and BFF.)
Kids showing me their spelling bee!