Thursday, September 13, 2012

So A Pigeon, A Bunny, & 3 Dinosaurs Go To A Bookstore

Because a 6-author extravaganza just isn't enough in one week, I took the kiddies to another event held at the fabulous King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night! Who was signing? None other than the amazing Mo Willems!! In case you're not familiar, he's the author of the Knuffle Bunny, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and the Elephant and Piggie series. His new book, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs just came out.

Chickies are checking out the books in line to go in for the reading.

Here's (a not that fabulous) picture of us waiting for the reading to start.

And here are some very blurry pictures of Mo with the book. These may look like they were happening during the reading, but they weren't. Something he said really stuck with me, and that is ... we were not there to "capture the moment," we were there to "experience" it. So he actually posed for these pictures before he started reading and then had everyone put their cameras away and just listen. It was awesome.

While we waited for the actual signing part, we stopped by the Starbucks and picked up some vanilla milk and passion tea lemonade. YUM!

What a great first signing for the bug to attend (even though he won't remember). And the chickies LOVE that they now have personalized books from Mo!

I love the opportunity to keep my kids (and kids in general) excited about books and reading! What do you try to do to keep the kids in your life (your own or those you borrow ...) into all things bookish?


Amanda Bonilla said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun! I wish we had events like that in my neck of the woods. ;)

Windy Aphayrath said...

Amanda - I recommend you move. I don't live in the woods, I live in the city :D

Angie said...

That's awesome! I love his books. And I love the thought about experiencing the moment.