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April 15, 2008

A Sunny first day on tour…
Posted by Lisa Cinar

As I am writing this it is already the end of my second day on tour but so much has happened in two days that I feel both deserve separate entries since both were chock-a-block full of amazing events!

First of all tough I would like to thank the lovely Jamie from BC Book Prizes for driving me around all day in the BC Book tour van and contributing to making me feel immensely special, nice work! smile At Hastings Elementary which was our first stop of the day I got to meet the ever so animated and kind Robert Heidbreder, which was really fun for me since I have read and enjoyed several of his books! However… if you are a fan of Roberts work I HIGHLY recommend actually seeing the man do a live reading (especially for kids), since he is a regular slapstick and comedy act and covered amongst others bunny-hopping, peeee-yuuuu-ing, falling down as well as various unconventional ways of making wishes in his presentation! A real treat!

My own presentation went well at Hastings Elementary and I decided not even to use the overhead projector for the images since the amount of children was just right so that they could all see the images from me simply holding up the book while reading.

Our second stop of the day was Charles Dickens school. It ended up being a lovely sunny day and since Robert had volunteered to drive me as well as himself to this event we had plenty of time to take a nice stroll around the school which we agreed was very beautiful. It was highly enjoyable to sit in the sun and talk about making Children’s books as well as getting to know each other a little. Then the bell rang and we knew it was time for our second reading of the day….
I enjoyed myself a bit more at my own reading this time, perhaps because I had just been sitting in the sun, but also because I was now much more comfortable with myself, and of course the children were all little angels, behaved very well and also had some very good questions to ask. For example, ‘Can children be authors?” YES! and ‘How long did it take you to make this book’ as well as ‘Will there be a sequel?’ ... Oh the children of today, so smart,so hip smile Also worth mentioning was the lovely librarian at Charles Dickens Elementary who certainly made me and Robert feel extremely welcome and at ease.

The last event of the day consisted of an evening of all the Authors from the Lower Mainland leg doing readings at the Downtown VPL. It was fun to meet some people who were buying my book and it was also nice to see some of my friends who had come to this event which was a nice surprise for me.
A busy day in which so much happened! I talked to so many children AND adults that I still can’t believe it was just one day, ... the first day that is.


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Apr 16, 2008 at 10:19 AM

So glad to hear you’ve having a good time on tour, Lisa! I’m a big fan of your book - I recommend it all the time when I’m working at Kidsbooks.

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