You’ve drawn me looking very happy, haven’t you! I do love visiting schools and talking about my stories. Martin Bridge: Ready for Take Off! was my first book published. I still am excited by rockets and outer space. I’m now writing a story about a boy who wants to become an astronomer.
Last week, I visited my sister who lives out in the country where there is no light pollution. I went outside after dark with her set of binoculars to look at the stars. I could easily spot the constellation called Orion and I was hoping to find the Andromeda galaxy, but much of the sky was cloudy. It was so quiet out there, I heard an owl hoot, followed by coyotes in the distance. I scrambled back inside. Turns out, I’m not that brave.
I love to read in the car, too – or anywhere that is quiet, like a park or my back deck or in bed at night. I am pleased to report that I’ve read all the books you mention in your letter. I don’t read my own books after they are published, but I do like to read from them when I visit schools.
Like you, if I find a book that I really like, I look for more books by that author, and I am rarely disappointed.
I’m intrigued by your charming drawing. Perhaps this is a house surrounded by a sea of lovely blue grass that is blowing in the wind in great waves? Or perhaps it is a houseboat steaming along a wide river. Either way, I like it very much. Thanks so much for including me in it.
Like artwork, sometimes stories can have more than one meaning, depending on the reader’s point of view. It makes for a really lively discussion!
It took me a long time to get used to reading in the car when I was your age, because I often got motion sickness, which was no fun at all for me or anyone else in the car. Now I find that if I am sitting in the front passenger seat, I can most certainly read.
I love how you take advantage of others in the car by asking for the definition of words you don’t know. Sometimes I like to read to the driver. Do you do that, too?
It is so nice to see that you’ve drawn a book on your livingroom couch and that the TV is off. Plus, it looks like there is something really interesting going on out your window that makes you want to go outside and play.
I like that you read to your dog. I just got a puppy, and once she understands a few words like “come”, “sit” and “drop it”, I’ll start to read to her, too. I bet she’ll like stories with animals in them.