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Anna Dewdney

3 Oct
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Anna illustrated her famous llama for the audience. I especially liked how she interacted with the little ones there. One little guy really wanted her to add the red pajamas from his favorite book!

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Here she is reading Llama Llama Mad at Mama. I loved how she introduced the story with the background that even the youngest participants could identify with.

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Can’t you tell how much she loves her job! The kids were enthralled, and so was I!

I got a chance to meet Anna Dewdney, author of the Llama Llama series this morning.  She was at the Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore in Cincinnati drawing, reading, sharing, and signing with a packed house of little ones and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers.  As you can see from the photos, she is multi-talented and engaging.  The kids loved her and were eager to participate in the storytelling.

Being the nice person that I am, and having an ulterior motive, I let all the people with little ones goes first.  I grabbed a seat in the cafe and waited out the crowds at the book signing with a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin.  When the last child got their book signed and their picture take, I took my turn.  I had three books signed, her newest book, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat for my oldest granddaughter, and two board books for my youngest granddaughter.  And of course I had my picture taken also.

Now for the ulterior motive… I got a chance to talk with Anna Dowdney about writing!   She is so sweet and caring.  She asked right away if I was a teacher, we have that in common.  (Said she could tell right away!)  But most importantly she gave me lots of advice and encouragement.  She even gave me the name of her agent and told me to email her with any questions.   How cool is that!

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I’m not too embarrassed to want my own picture take with a famous author!

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