We all have a favorite place to read: Starbucks, deck, library, chaise lounge. I love reading a new book in my favorite chair. In those moments I am physically present in my house, although mentally I am anything but present. I am immersed in the characters and setting. There are times when I would love to ignore the phone and requests to meet for dinner--to return to the "real world"--as I am content in the author's world.
When I book talk certain books I think about where I was when I read them. Here's a few that come to mind:
Charlotte's Web = Mrs. Vilender's Second Grade Classroom
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians = Anderson's Bookshop
Babymouse: Queen of the World = Corner Bakery
The Unfinished Angel = a flight to NYC
Adam Canfield of the Slash = Dominican Republic
And the focus of today's post:
Sticky Burr = a flight to Las VegasThe lady sitting next to me probably wondered, "Does this man ever stop laughing and smiling?" Children find what they need in books. In Sticky Burr, young readers find humor and a happy place. Thank you, John Lechner, for Sticky Burr and Burrwood Forest.
John Lechner accepts the Oregon Association of School Libraries' Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award.
Play Sticky Burr's Fantastic Flying Game!
Spend a few hours exploring The Wonderful World of Sticky Burr. I highly recommend MUSIC, FUN STUFF, and FAN CLUB.
Take a look at John's Page-a-Day Flipbook.
Clever Stick "is the story of an unlikely hero on a journey of self-discovery."
Mr. Moon is a short animated film created by John and his sister Amy Conley.