I've been traveling, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, resting up from a brush with a virus, and working like mad on the next BABYMOUSE book, so I haven't had a chance to blog in just about forever.
For starters, here are some snapshots from the fantastic school visit I had last Wednesday at Princess Anne Elementary in Virginia Beach:
Then the school's environmental club (rats ... I forget the exact name of the club; may have been a "Green" club or an "Eco" club) came up with these awesome ideas for a future BABYMOUSE title: BABYMOUSE GOES GREEN! Most of them involved Babymouse recycling and/or picking up litter. I pressed them on details of the plot, but they weren't sure. I suggested maybe Babymouse realizes how much waste all those paper cupcake wrappers are creating, and works to reduce her footprint! (But, at least they're biodegradable!)
An awesome, jam-packed day, with lots of presentations, a pizza lunch combined with Q&A from some lucky kids, and even a surprise drop-in visit by one of the art classes from the middle school across the street! Thanks, everybody!