Opening the Salisbury festival was so special – thankyou to the outstanding Professor Ernie Bond and Patty Dean who welcomed me.
Highlights – too many:-
the educators who really care about kids – admire them so much
the college students who embraced I Am Jack & Elephants Have Wings
Kwame Alexander – the best performance poet who just won the Newbery
Isatou Cessay and Miranda Paul’s ‘One Plastic Bag’ saving our environment
Ard Hoyt and Mary Cassanova – illustrator and author team
Ice cream social – delicious – post the author illustrator presentations at IRA
….. heaps of adventures
But what touched me most is the sharing of story with parents, teachers and kids …. moving and beautiful.