Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Picture of the Day: The Clean Show: A Bath Time Book

Every summer Hollins students are invited to do a reading for kids from a neighborhood summer camp. This is one of my favorite events because it means a little people audience and some genuine feedback. I read my newest picture book manuscript, The Clean Show: A Bath Time Book, starring Cora and the dancing ducks. I taught the kids motions for the refrain, which includes "a wiggle and a CLAP and a be-bop scrub." The audience was 4-5-year-olds and they had fun shaking their booties. Meilani sat in the back with Daddy and yelled out the wiggle and clap on cue. She was especially proud I brought her plastic duckies along for props.


The VM Family said...

"The Clean Show" home movie staring Ella and Meilani in the bathtub is one we watch over and over!

I love how you take your own life's experiences and turn them into stories we can all enjoy. And (I think I said it last summer...)you're the coolest mom ever!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm anxious to read that story! What fun this must have been for the kids experiencing it! Also, I love the 4th of July photos--great shots and story in pics.
Love, Nana