I’m amazed at the things kindergarteners know now days. Annabelle knows a lot about books – she knows what an author is, what an illustrator is, the parts of the book and even the difference in fiction and non-fiction.
When we read, she usually points out the title page and asks the authors name and always reminds us that “the author wrote the words” to the story.
When I read online that Eric Litwin, author of the first four ‘Pete the Cat’ books was coming to Gainesville, I knew we had to go!
He was having two events – an afternoon one and an evening one. We already had plans for that night, so I decided it was definitely worth checking AB out of school early and going to the afternoon event. We invited her friend, Emma & her mom to go, too. I knew both the girls loved Pete the Cat and after reading about Mr. Eric online, I knew it was going to be fun and something we didn’t want to miss.
Mr. Eric puts on such a fun show. He sang songs, read two books and even shared a new character he’s working on. The kids sang along, danced and laughed their heads off at all his funny antics. It was so much fun and I was SO glad we made the choice to let the girls skip school that afternoon. There are some things that can’t be experienced in a classroom, and I’m so glad we had this opportunity.
We also snagged enough Pete the Cat Bookmarks and stickers for everyone in their class.
It worked out perfectly, because AB’s special day (where they bring snack and show/tell) was the following Monday. So she took in Pete the Cat Cookies, a “HUGE PILE OF STRAWBERRIES” (from Pete’s white shoes book) & was able to share about meeting Mr. Eric and then give her class all the goodies we’d grabbed for them.