May is flying by quickly, but we're having lots of fun over here in Ohio. Emily and I attended our last Cook Book Club meeting until September (we close for summer reading).
I turned 49, and Emily made me the most beautiful birth day card.
She also made me an unbelievable Mother's Day card.
And I read the two books I found in the wild at my library a couple of weeks ago. "In the Wild," is what we authors say when we see books by friends in public places like book stores and libraries. The first book happened to be written by my friend Ame Dykman and is titled Read The Book, Lemmings.
Fox has a book all about lemmings, but the Lemmings won't read the book and keep jumping overboard every time Fox mentions that Lemmings "DON'T" jump off cliffs. Fox saves the lemmings repeatedly, but can't understand why they won't read the book. When Fox learns that the lemmings can't read, he sets about to remedy the situation because every lemming should know how to read!
The second book is illustrated by my friend and ultra talented human being, Will Hillenbrand, and is titled Sneeze Big Bear Sneeze! Now don't get me wrong, the author Maureen Wright does a brilliant job with the story of Big Bear arguing with Autumn Wind about who is causing the leaves and apples to fall, but Will's illustrations take the story to the next level.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by Literacy Musings Mondays for more great blogs as well as my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.