Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anderson's Breakfast

Today was Anderson Bookstore's 7th annual Children's Literature Breakfast.

Guest speakers were:

Meg Cabot

Check out "Meg's Rules" #1 Never pass up a bathroom without going in (because you never know when you'll have another chance to go) #2 Treat other people the way you would want to be treated #3 Never give up

Steven Kellogg who drew this picture in about 27 seconds while talking.

Sharon Draper

And Peter Yarrow who invited a crowd of us on the stage to sing Puff the Magic Dragon with him. Among the writers up there were Trina Sotira, Adam Selzer, Alice McGintey (well she was just off to the side, but part of the group) and me. (Apologies to all I missed.)

If that wouldn't be enough, there were about 50 Illinois authors and illustrators who rotated from table to table (each table got to visit with four of them). My table was visited by

Kevin Luthardt

Andrea Beaty

Robert Burleigh

Laura Crawford (center with Trina on right and me on left)

(Stop by Trina's blog for a fantastic summary of the day.)


PJ Hoover said...

Great pictures, Jim! Sounds like a blast!

Jim Danielson said...

Thanks for stopping by Tricia!

It was a blast. I even forgot to mention winning two ARCs as a door prize:
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (March 2009)

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (June 2009)

trinasotira said...

You had one of the best seats in the house! Thanks for inviting me over to your table just in time for the sing-along. I'm so glad we lived in the moment and stormed the stage.