Hi All –
Here’s a picture of me and Dodger on the first day of our Fifth Grade World Tour! It’s Children’s Book Week this week, and the third DODGER book is coming out this month, so I wanted to celebrate. Between now and Thursday, I am using Skype and iChat to have video conferences with 15 groups of students from all over the country. I will “meet” kids fro IL, VA, VT, TX, NJ, FL, and MN. This is a really fun, environmentally friendly way to connect with readers — and my wife and kids are thrilled that I don’t have to leave the house to do it!
My wonderful publisher, Feiwel and Friends (a division of Macmillan) helped to make this tour happen, and even sent me a really nice goodie package that arrived during a chat this AM. The kids in Illinois really liked the rainforest-themed candies, and their teacher, Mr. Moylan, really liked the environmentally-friendly coffee.