I was given the great honor of being "the prize" for summer readers at the Darien Library, a gorgeous new library in CT that shelves its picture books by subject matter, not author (which is actually brilliant when you think about how parents look for picture books). Kids who participated in the summer reading program (which Year of the Dog was a part of) came to the end of the summer celebration where I spoke.
I told them what was true and what was not true in Year of the Dog.
I taught them how to draw a dog. (We all drew it together! A doggy-draw-along!)
And I read them a selection from Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
Afterwards, there was a candy reception (the chopsticks did not slow the kids down at all).
Where all the kids got autographed books:
I had an incredibly sweet time. Thank you so much, Darien Librarians!