Friday, April 20, 2007

The Book Fair

I made a visit back to the school my children attended for the annual book fair. I love children's books and I've always enjoyed the book fair. They do a book fair right -- they have a dedicated committe of parents that research throughout the year and create lists of books in categories such as art, science, all the grade levels, travel, Classics, Fairy Tales, etc. They even have a cookbook table for us mothers. The first picture below is just a small section of the book filled gym.

Also, a special treat this year, a wife of one of the teachers was selling her handmade line of clothing.

We usually manage to find a special book that we've never seen. One of my all time favorites that MyDadLovesMeBestSister spotted one year is Benjamin and Tulip by Rosemary Wells. It's a very funny little book. A little perverse maybe -- Tulip is always telling Benjamin that she's going to beat him up! I wish I could show you a picture of it, but I can't find my copy. It's around here somewhere and will probably turn up when I least expect it! Sadly, I think it's now out of print. Barnes and Noble show used hardback prices starting around $40, Amazon around $85. Gak! I better get searching!


(Note: The book fair workers are still wearing the aprons I made 12 or so years ago! I had lots of fun making them -- I wrote many of my favorite children's books (at the time) on eight aprons. It was funny when I checked out -- I asked to take their picture. They had no idea that I made their aprons and I think they thought I was nuts. ;-) )


KBG said...

OMG! I am so excited to see Nicholas Goes On Vacation. When we bought Nicholas (the first one), it was the only one translated into English. We waited, and waited, and finally bought Nicholas Again (the second one) when it was published in English. So excited that there is a third one that has made its way over. I cna't tell you how funny and cute these books are. They had my son cracking up!
Oh yeah, and cute aprons, too!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
You are a talented lady. I love the dog biscuts and if it makes you feel any better, I don't think I have vacuumed under my cushions for a very long time.

Poshyarns said...

Your book fair sounds lovely, inspiring in fact and I love those aprons, how nice to see something you made still has such an important place.