Cheer leading!

Dear Alexis,

I’m very glad to learn that your entire Grade Two class likes Martin Bridge. I can tell that you must be an excellent cheer leader. I never did cheer leading when I was little, but my mom told me that she could always hear my voice over top of everyone else’s at the playground!

Happy reading,

Jessica

5,4,3,2,1…Blast Off!

Dear Olivia,

I am happy to know that Smithereens is your favorite Martin Bridge story. I also think that the best part is when Martin and Alex find a way to become friends again after their rockets blow up. And thank you so much for asking how our tortoise is doing. Walter is very well, now that we have her out in the garden for the summer months where she can eat all the tulips.

Happy reading,

Jessica

Missing the Bus

Dear Parker,

My house is slanted because it is over 150 years old. It has survived two hurricanes! I think your drawing of Martin with his rocket is terrific. I also like your story idea where Martin misses the bus, then runs to school, only to discover that the school is closed for the day. Good one!

Happy reading!

Cheers,

Jessica

Do I like basketball?

Hi Zack,

Thank you for your letter about reading Martin Bridge: Blazing Ahead! It is part of a series, and you can read the Martin Bridge books in any order you want. Do I like basketball? Absolutely! I especially liked to watch my son play.

Happy reading!

Cheers,

Jessica

My favorite colour?

Hi Lyna,

I am very well, thank you for asking. My absolute favorite colour is red. I have red walking shoes, a red briefcase, and a red coat. Even the room where I write is red! What have I been doing for the last few days? I’ve been working on a new picture book about a girl who likes to draw hedgehogs.

Happy reading!

Jessica

Scotch Tape Sculpture

Dear Liam,

I really like your drawing of Clark and his scotch tape sculpture. I hope you get a chance to go on an overnight camping trip with the Webelos Scouts soon! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the other Martin Bridge books. They are not meant to be read in any order, so don’t worry about going backwards!

Happy reading,

Jessica

Hateful Lawn Mower

Hi Enrique,

I’m pleased you liked the story about the lawn mower. We used to have a neighbor who fought with his lawn mower every Saturday. It blew a great deal of blue smoke, had only three wheels, and the motor constantly cut out.  I wondered why my neighbor put up with such a hateful machine. That was the inspiration for this story.

Happy reading,

Jessica