Hope everybody finds 15 minutes (or more) this Wednesday (or any day) to read a Canadian-authored book! I’ll be visiting the elementary school in my hometown of Wolfville, Nova Scotia tomorrow and sharing this little guy with the primary and grade one students.
And some recent comments that made me smile, in the “kids-say-the-darndest-things” way:
*10-year-old boy: “That (RAINBOWS IN THE DARK, 2005) was my favorite book when I was in nursery school. I used to ask them to read it to us every day. And I was so excited when I got to school and found it in the library.” And then his grandmother bought a copy for another grandchild:)
*Teacher: “Are you Jan L. Coates? Two of my grade 7 students just read TALKING to THE MOON, and they said it was amazing. I can’t wait to read it.”
*Student (age 11): “I’m writing a book. When you’re writing, does your own story ever make you cry?”
Me (enthusiastically): “That’s my goal in life!”
Another student (age 13): “That’s because you have empathy for your character. She’s a real person to you.”