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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Celebration of MN Children's Authors & Illustrators

We drove to Red Wing, MN on Saturday for one of our favorite annual events: the Celebration of MN Children's Authors & Illustrators.

We've gone to this since Bug was quite small. She's gotten to know several of the authors & illustrators, but none quite so well as David LaRochelle. This year, instead of having him sign a book for her, Bug brought at book for David. She wrote & illustrated it herself and I helped assemble it.

In this photo, David is reading his book (it's about birds of prey) and Bug is telling him about one bird in particular. 

Here, David is reading from one of his new books, The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories. (this is why he chose to wear that tie!)

Outside, Bug found this giant puppet (as she called it) to walk around in. 

Our new friend, E and her penguin balloon. 

Bug enjoyed showing E all around the center.

 Very cool horse sculpture made from all kinds of things...bedpan, flyswatters...

This lady was demonstrating a technique for painting/decorating paper. I think we'll try it!

Bug got a new book, Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor

After a stop at the park we went out for pizza. While the adults were chatting before heading our separate ways, the girls played on the sidewalk. I had them pose for one final photo. Perfect.


David LaRochelle said...

It wouldn't be the Festival of Children's Books without Bug! It was wonderful to see her again, and to get my own first edition of one of her books! I now have two of her titles! I hope she (and you) had as much fun as I did.

P.S. The handmade dragon that I got from you last year still watches over me each night on my bed's headboard.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! It looks like she had lots of fun!