This morning at 10:00 CT I’m in for a new experience. I’ll to a Artistree Pottery, on 1423 E. Cherry Street, Suite 103, and read from my latest book, I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS, to children who will be painting designs on pottery of their own making.
We’ll finally resolve the age-old debate: which is more compelling — listening to a story or painting one’s own pot? Or something like that. I have a feeling I’d better give my best reading ever.
Historical fact. Sandy grew up a block away at 1329 E. Cherry. When we started dating, I lived on the next street over at 1329 E. Elm Street. Sandy’s home is a memory replaced by apartments. A fraternity rocks on where once I exhibited my collections on my bedroom walls.
In Springfield (MO) on March 26, I’m going to do something different for me. I’m going to read/tell stories at the Artistree Pottery studio while children are painting their own piece of pottery to take home.Who will win their attention, the story or the paint?
The event is already nearly sold out. If you’d like to sign up, better hurry. Entertaining youngsters for an hour leaves plenty of time to vary the menu. I’ll read my latest book — I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS. After that, who knows? I’ll bring plenty of material.
Yesterday I received a link to the interview with ALYSSA KELLY about THE DIRT BOOK and I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS. We did the piece before Christmas and I falsely told gave you the wrong date when it would be aired. Here is it for real.
Before Christmas I did a brief spot with ALYSSA KELLY, Lifestyle Reporter on KY3’s program called “The Place,” hosted by MELANIE STEEN and MICHAEL GIBSON. Turned out it was recorded for a later airing, and I’m now told the time to see it is this morning at 11:30 a.m. CST.
For anyone interested, you can view iton Springfield’s NBC affiliate. I’ll speak briefly about THE DIRT BOOK and I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS.
I’m delighted that my most recent picture book, I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS, was named by American Scientist STEM Books for Young Readers. It’s a pleasure to see this one recognized for its original purpose — to show young readers how their body works when they perform a routine task such as going after an apple, picking it up, eating it, and digesting it. I’m very happy.