I have been completely delinquent about posting – ugh. And I still haven’t posted about my trip to BEA! Planning my summer reading program combined with changing over to a new catalog and circulation system = zero extra time.
However – I did have an amazing day at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with my friend and co-worker, Ali. As a graduation present for Ali, I planned to take her to the museum for the Eric Carle signing. We were both so excited to meet him! I can’t believe I took classes for my MFA program for 2 years and never met him – I did visit his studio once though. Very cool.
So we met Eric and got some books signed. I had two signed for the library – one will be a summer reading prize for a lucky kid!
But what Ali didn’t know, was that I had some secret inside info about another author/illustrator who was going to be there to meet Eric Carle….Oliver Jeffers! We are both huge fans of all of Jeffer’s amazing picture books (see my paper on on of his books.) So when I told Ali she should buy Oliver Jeffer’s new book and she said she probably should, since she was going to marry him and all, and I said she could propose to him right now since he was standing over there…..the look on her face was priceless! It was pretty funny. So we stalked him for awhile and when he came into the book store (managed by the amazing Eliza Brown) we asked him to sign a few books for us! He was so nice and he signed our books (with little drawings!) and chatted with us. I think we were both walking on air when we left the museum! All in all, a successful day in the life of two children’s room librarians 🙂
I just found this picture on Oliver’s tumblr page 🙂 How cute are they? Click HERE or on the image for more on Oliver Jeffer’s Diary.
This is my cat Charlie asleep near the books and looking very cute.