I apologize in advance for carrying on once again about how much I adore 1st graders. But they are adorable! They are so happy and tiny and animated. I had to visit Coral Sunset Elementary in Boca Raton again today, because the post office seems to have lost a box of books I shipped to the school on November 6th. I wanted to give those kids the books they were waiting for. I’ll deal with the post office later. (They won’t even try to track the box until it has been missing for 4 weeks.)

While I was there, I read the last 1/3 of my book to the students in Ms. Yarbrough’s room. I went in today dressed as Grandma Nellie. It was fun to read the book, since I don’t usually do that during my author visits. These kids had already listened to the CD twice, but still they acted as though they never heard it before. They were very attentive and had a lot of cute questions. One boy asked me why I look so much like the author who come to visit 3 weeks ago in a Lilly costume. He was confused when I told him that was me in a different costume. Another boy told me he was going to be the next President of the United States. He was devastated when I informed him that he needs to be at least 35 years old to run for that office. But I let him know that if he keeps reading and studying very hard, and learns where Washington DC is on the map, he has a chance of fulfilling his dream.


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