Today was Jennifer and Matthew Holm Day in my school library.
Jennifer and Matthew captivated every second, third, and fifth grader. They made every child feel special and infused humor into every aspect of their presentation.
I asked a dozen students to jot down something about today's author visit.
*"I want to read every Babymouse book."
*"Mr. Schu, thank you for letting me meet my favorite author and illustrator."
*"Matthew and Jennifer Holm are very funny."
* "I didn't expect them to be so funny in person."
*"Mr. Schu is the best librarian in the world. Not in the world. He's the best in the universe. Why? Because he brings the best authors to my school."
*"I cannot believe we met someone who won a Newbery Honor."
*"Anderson's Bookshop is a great place."
*"Squish is a funny character."
*"I've read Squish three times."
*"Squish helped me realize that I like Babymouse, too."
*"I give Matthew and Jennifer an A+++."
*"I'm going to make my own Squish story."
Thank you, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, for making a difference in my students' lives.
Jennifer and Matthew have always been into science. Their dad was a pediatrician and their mom was a pediatric nurse.
"Babymouse, this isn't about you today. It's about Squish."
Squish wears a mood hat.
"Does your principal look like a flatworm?" -Jennifer Holm
"My question is for Jennifer. What does it feel like to win a Newbery Honor?"
Yes, there's a Babymouse and Squish store. So many goodies!
I wrote about Babymouse and Squish on May 3, 2011.