I ran out to Barnes and Noble this morning to pick up a book my daughter needs for school. (Actually, she needed it last week but forgot to remind me until 10:00 last night. But that’s another post. Teenagers. Ugh.) Of course, I took a little side trip up the stairs to the children’s department. I’m only human after all. And passing the picture book section, what did my eyes spy?
A copy of Debbie’s I’M BORED being predominately displayed!
It’s always exciting - isn’t it? - to find the book of someone you know. Even if you’ve never met them in person and only “know” each other from online or a writer’s chat board, don’t you flip out a bit? I don’t know about you but I want to grab the nearest person and brag. “I know this person! This is their book!”
When my kids are with me, they like to tease me. They’ll point at a popular title and ask, “So. Do you know that writer, Mom?” Most of the time I don’t, but sometimes I do. They don’t say anything but I’m sure, deep down, they’re super impressed. A mom can just tell these things (she says sarcastically).
How about you? What kind of reaction to do you have when you see a book that someone you know has written or illustrated?