After the reading, Mr. Barnett explained how books are made. It was very enlightening! I had no idea that pirates and fire breathing sea monsters were involved in the book making process. We also learned that the Pacific Ocean is made of Mac Barnett's tears. Later, while taking questions from the audience, Mr. Klassen revealed the true fate of the rabbit in I Want My Hat Back. But I won't say it here because that's not my question to answer. All I can say is that your worst fears have probably come true.
Afterwards, Mr. Barnett and Mr. Klassen signed books and I had decided - as soon as I found out they were coming to Hicklebee's - that I would bring them a gift made from some of my extra yarn. So last night I made them each a finger mustache. Here's a picture:
You may also remember how I was inspired to make Bear's pointy hat. Well, I also decided it would be fun to give that hat to Jon Klassen to thank him for writing such a fun book. Also it would be fun to see it on his head:
Turns out is was super fun! I'm absolutely delighted! Thanks again, Hicklebee's! And thank you Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett for writing and illustrating (not respectively) such wonderful books!
Hey kids! Be sure to check out the Brixton Brothers mysteries by Mac Barnett at the library. They are hilarious!