On February 16, I participated in World Read Aloud Day. I skyped with students in Wisconsin, Georgia and New Jersey. What fun! After reading SALAD PIE (and singing along with me--one group in New Jersey had a great new tune. I wish I had recorded it!), students had a chance to ask me questions. They asked me all sorts of interesting things: if Maggie was just like me, why I loved MARVIN K. MOONEY (a favourite childhood book of mine), if I would write a book called Sandwich Stew, and what the weather was like here in Michigan. I had a blast!
Enter here to win a signed copy of SALAD PIE:
On Saturday and Sunday, the kids at Brighton's Barnes & Noble made Salad Pie. Here is their recipe:
carrots 2 Julias apple
flower Marin ABC gum (already been chewed)
granola bar gift card grass
peas pepper ABCDEF (I think the alphabet?)
balloon ABS gum (not sure what this is, but it looks fun)
Yes, that is one interesting Salad Pie! Thank you, Brighton Barnes & Noble for hosting the Little Readers, Big Dreams event. Clockwise from below you see me with SALAD PIE, Mary Ann Riehle with THE LITTLE KIDS' TABLE, Lisa Wheeler with THE PET PROJECT: CUTE AND CUDDLY VICIOUS VERSES, and Jordan Scavone with MIGHT-E!
The children at Chesapeake Children's Book Festival added ingredients to a new batch of Salad Pie. Here's their magnificent recipe:
Chesapeake Salad Pie Recipe
1 golf ball
1 green blob (must be green)
one dash of I love you
lettuce (2 different kinds)
crabs (the Maryland kind)
one person whose name is Abigail
a good dose of summer
finger nail polish
1 pet dog
brussel sprouts J (the smiley face was in there with the brussel sprouts)
1 sprinkle of Tolerance
Welcome, one and all, to Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 7, 2016, where I'll be reading SALAD PIE.