|"Little rig, little rig, let me come in!"|
"Not by the chrome on my chinny chin chin."
"Then I'll crash and I'll bash and I'll smash your house in."
Just before the holiday hub-bub set in, our first grade class was lucky enough to score a last minute invitation to visiting children's book author and illustrator David Gordon's presentation at our school.
I didn't know his books before this but my students did. They were excited to meet the man behind The Three Little Rigs, a book several of them really love. And I was excited because, well, he is a children's book author!
We entered the library eager to hear his stories but I felt a little unprepared. I hadn't read his books. I didn't discuss his visit with the children beforehand. We hadn't created a list of questions. We went in cold.
So it was a delight for me when he introduced himself and started to read from his charming "lint free love story" Smitten. It is a love story between a sock and a mitten...Smitten. I was hooked.
Next, he read The Three Little Rigs. It is his motorized take on one of my favorite fairy tales. The illustrations in this book are vibrant and happy but my favorite is the pig-faced wrecking ball.
Thanks to our inimitable librarian Sara for arranging another stellar author visit. It is an embarrassment of riches at PS347!