We had quite an event happen.
About a year ago, I read the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. I read this book aloud (it’s a picture book for younger children) to illustrate the idea of point of view in writing. A boy’s box of crayons is in conflict with each other because some are used too often and are exhausted while others are ignored or not used often enough. Beige crayon has an especially tough time as the boy has peeled off his wrapper and he’s lying nude in the bottom of the box. Anyway, Lily E decided to make a shadow box using crayons to make a 3D art representation of the characters in the book, write a note and send it off to the author.
We sent the gift out about three weeks ago to the publisher. We were very surprised to receive the message from our office that Drew Daywalt called for Lily and wants to set up a time to Skype with our classroom to thank her! She hadn’t even put our phone number in her correspondence so he put out effort to look us up in order to call!
Lily has been corresponding with him by email and we will be Skyping with him after he returns from his national book tour for a new book he’s promoting. So, look forward to updates in May about what’s going on with author Drew Daywalt!