Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Today was the annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Though it poured down rain last night, this morning was beautiful and mild, a perfect day to spend in the park.
The highlight of the event, for me, was seeing Mo Willams, author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Knuffle Bunny and many others. He was a fabulous speaker, and a master at entertaining both the little ones and their parents! He read several of his books and then he taught everyone how to draw his famous pigeon – they even handed out paper and crayons and Fletcher drew and amazing pigeon. After the talk, Mo signed books for both of the children.
Fletcher & Lola Grays pigeon drawings

Fletcher & Lola Gray's pigeon drawings

For the kids, the highlight of the event (besides the cotton candy) was meeting Miss Rosa from PBS. She was wonderful with the kids, and I think they are now both in love with her. Fletcher asked her where Hooper was (Hooper is the animated hamster that hosts the show with Miss Rosa) and she did not miss a beat. She said Hooper was on vacation, then asked Fletcher if he ever went on vacation with his family. That started a whole conversation about camping, and I would swear she seemed genuinely interested!

Raymond also took the kids to see Freight Train author Donald Crews, who again signed our well worn copy of his book.

Rain put a quick end to the festivities, but we had lots of fun splashing in puddles on our way back to the car!

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