Saturday, December 01, 2007


ATTN: Authors and Illustrators - if you ever want to feel like a rock star, visit Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had never been to Oklahoma, but I would eagerly return after my visit with the kids at HH. Every teacher and parent volunteer just threw themselves into all things Punk Farm and my books. Everyone had homemade iron-on T-shirts (made from the downloads at my site), some actually wore wigs and crazy shoes and if you need any evidence - please take note of the school's librarian, Mr. Christian, book talking Punk Farm ahead of my visit:
And this is probably a record for any one school, but they sold 511 books! And I managed to sign them all throughout the day. Here's a pic of the gang who was crazy enough to volunteer to help with that effort:Every kid in the school made a cool punk something - farm animals, penguins, aliens.... and they were collected in one giant Punk Farm scene:

AND...just when you thought it couldn't get any cooler - it does! The kids made video adaptations of two of my books! And hopefully I'll be able to post some here later next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a Holland Hall parent, I just want to thank you for coming to visit. My daughter is in Mrs. McFadden's 1st grade class, and she wants to be an author/illustrator just like you. She really enjoyed your visit and all of your books!
Thank you again!