This beautiful cake was hands down the best cake ever. It's a sheet cake from Wegman's but it tasted better than any fancy pants, Magnolia Bakery, Brooklyn underground cupcake commune treat I've ever had!
I received this nice note from a Pre-K teacher whose class attended the final day of the tour at State College. This was the first event of four readings I did that day. Lot of good snorers in the room.
"Thank you so much for the wonderful reading of your book STOP SNORING BERNARD last week at Schlow Library in State College! The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed hearing you read the book, and having you speak with them about it. We continued our conversations back at school, and they all want to be authors! Thank you so much!"
-Our Lady of Victory Preschool
Awesome window display in the Schlow library kids dept. Snapped this on the way to some record browsing in between readings. Scored some nice vinyl too. (Shout out to Webster's Books and Records!)
Well, I am way, way behind on blogging all of the great things and people I have encountered on the PA One Book Tour. I have been so impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of the librarians and teachers in the decorations, lesson plans and games based on Stop Snoring, Bernard!
But I think the Over the Top, Best Games and Decorations Department Award has to go to the Children's Library of Scranton. The pictures below do not do them justice, but it was incredible!
It started in the lobby where the kids could do Otter crafts and games.
Bear food bean bag toss anyone?
Hard to see in this photo but there are hand carved otter paw stamps that the kids could use to make otter paw prints on the table and learn about the special webbed paws of otters.
Don't worry, those animals are at the zoo, not jail.
The good ole' lunch bag otter puppet station.
The kids loved the guess the shadow game.
And lastly, a friend from New York, happened to be walking by (yes! in Scranton!) because he is an amazingly talented and in demand Tuba player for the New York Philharmonic. He was in Scranton and heading to a rehearsal across the street. He saw the library poster and snapped this photo of the event....crazy small world we live in!