Almost the moment Mo Willems' keynote speech ended, people started
lining up to get their books signed and we kid you not, the line ran the
length of a football field (that's 100 yards, for those of you
unfamiliar with the sport, or 91.44 meters if you're Canadian).
It's no wonder people are so excited to have their books inscribed, when you share the room with the likes of Julie Andrews, Mo Willems,
Shaun Tan, Jane Yolen, Tomie dePaolo ...
We could and should go on, but
we'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
|Shaun Tan fans standing in a queue (do they say that in Australia?)|
|Mark Teague and Floyd Cooper|
|Meg Rosoff and David Ezra Stein|
|Lin Oliver and Theo Baker|
|Tomie DePaola and Jane Yolen|
|Margaret Peterson Haddix and Matthew Kirby|
|Arthur Levine is a full-service editor. Here, he's opening |
the book to the right page for an inscription.
I almost missed Mo Willems while getting Julie Andrews and Emma Hamilton's autographs, but when I caught him at the elevator, he was kind enough to do one more quick signature. :) A great ending to an absolutely perfect conference.ReplyDelete