Had an interesting encounter over the weekend. A pre-k teacher at one of our local elementary schools approached me a function. She introduced herself and told me that her students really love reading Ready Rabbit…maybe a little too much, though! She told me the kids sometimes fight over the book. Last week she had to give one of her students a TIME OUT!
While I certainly can’t condone violence, I will say this: I think I just “made it” as an author. Ha!
(No violence, kids. Really. There is enough Ready to go around.)
You might be interested to know that the world of sock creations is as busy a place as ever. Recently I heard from Sinead in Seattle, Washington. She’s been very busy dreaming up new designs. The eagle above is just one of her creations. It’s hard not to admire her choice in socks—the coordination in the bands on the eagles’ wings. Pretty impressive.
She also shared with me her original chicken, below:
Note her use of a blue sock here. Definitely not what you’d expect, and that’s part of what gives it its charm. That, and its argyle wings!
So happy that Sinead is creating and thrilled that she chose to share these with me (and now you)! It’s inspiring to see other artists at work.
Readers of all shapes and sizes (and species) seem to be enjoying Ready Rabbit Gets Ready. My good friend Linda in Colorado sent this photo to me. One of her granddaughters, Heaven, is reading Ready to a friend. I’m not sure who is enjoying the book more. The giant squid is a surprise project Linda and her daughter-in-law have been preparing for one of Linda’s sons. It’s fantastic! He hasn’t seen it yet, so it’s still a secret. Shhhhhhhhh….
I’ve gotten a lot of really kind reviews for “Ready Rabbit Gets Ready.” If you’re on the fence about picking up your own copy, maybe a few of these links will help. And thanks to these folks who wrote such nice things. I’m very glad you’re enjoying the book.
If you should happen to be strolling through Barnes & Noble during the fine month of February, you might encounter a wonderful display. As I mentioned, “Ready Rabbit Gets Ready” has been selected by Barnes & Noble as their Picture Book of the Month for February.