Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Bonjour Bakersfield, Library Mosaic, Girl Scouts and Aah, Fudge!

Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day. So that's what we did, Puppy and me . . .
Above: Puppy reads from one of my books.

Wait, weren't you just in Vancouver, you ask. Or someone asked. Or maybe, I asked.

Why yes! But then, I came home, went to the doctor, got the Z-pak and then drove to Bakersfield, CA . . .


Of course, everyone knows why Bakersfield is so famous. Yes, that's right. It's the hometown of Buck Owens, Puppy and author extraordinaire Pam Munoz Ryan . . .

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I was there to visit the students at Buena Vista Elementary . . .

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Peepy and I went to auditorium to set up, plus she tested the mike . . .

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Then, while I was blowing my nose (I was/still am recovering from that cold-thing that everyone has), Peepy explored . . .

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Soon it was time to speak grades 1 - 6 . . .

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We had such a wonderful time -- thank you Buena Vista Parent Club for sponsoring our visit!!!

After, I joined Daddy in a Strange Land's Jason Sperber and his daughters at Moo Creamery for lunch.

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The last time we saw Jason, was at Skylight Book's Rad Dad night . . .

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(Explanation: Though I am not a Rad Dad, I was invited to join them and read from BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY) since it features a Rad Dad.)

What was that? Mosaic? Did someone just yell "MOSAIC AT THE SOUTH PASADENA LIBRARY?" (Pretend you heard it, too.)


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Doesn't that look cool? It's in the Children's Department and created by the same artist who did the mosaics at the Alhambra Public Library. We spoke at the library's Grand Opening a couple-ish years ago. Here's the artist, Jolino Bessera . . .


You may have noticed that billions of Girl Scout cookies unleashed into the world recently . . .


So then, it's only fitting that we blog about one of my local Girl Scout troops. Yes, Peepy and I were invited to Career Day to talk about what it's like to be a super famous Peep (and an author) . . .

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And finally, since this blog seems to be sort of non sequitur-ish, let's talk fudge, shall we?



It was a gift from Marjorie Coughlan one of the editors at We met at the Serendipity Conference in Vancouver and she brought it over from The Toffee Shop in the U.K.



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