If you look at those beautiful, smiling young faces (the children) you can see the excitement on their faces. The children were supposed to hold the books so that the covers were visible, but some just couldn't resist hugging them. Those older faces were pretty excited as well. This is why we write and illustrate -- for the children.
We also met two of the school's PTA members. They, and the teachers wanted contact information for possible future events for the school. We left information about all of our members, so don't be surprised if you get a call from Cheatham Hills Elementary School -- grades K -- 6th.
Thank you everyone who donated a book or three to the bag. You and the books are most appreciated. CBAIS Rocks!
On another, but related note: last week I attended a grant application writing workshop. Wouldn't it be great to be able to tell those budget strapped schools how they can afford to have us come to their schools? I'll be posting some of what I learned on this blog soon.