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Monday, October 24, 2011

IRW: Toni Buzzeo

I am loving the new high speed internet we got installed at the school. It sure makes uploading these photos a snap. But as usual, I'm way behind on my blogging. I think the whole 'knitting a sweater' undertaking is cutting into my blog time. Island Readers and Writers came out a couple weeks ago with author Toni Buzzeo. It's Toni's second visit out to work with Frenchboro School. In fact, when we piloted the program years ago, it was Toni who was the first author guest. Toni has written many children's books and has a new one coming out very soon. We were lucky enough to get an advanced copy of it! A Lighthouse Christmas is the wonderful story of two children living with their father on a remote lighthouse station. The kids worry that Santa won't be able to find them because they're so far out in the ocean, but the Flying Santa Service has plans for them.
Toni gave us her background and read to us. We love being read to, that's for sure!
We also shared our LIGHTHOUSE acrostic poems that we made in honor of Toni's visit.
Then came our favorite part: getting our signed copies! This was Tyler's first IRW visit. I don't know if he knew exactly why this strange woman was giving him books, but he'll catch on.
Seth was all smiles for his signed copy.
Are you spelling my name correctly? That's "Johnny" with two N's.
Toni also read us another of her wonderful books before it was time for her to catch the boat. Thanks to IRW for another great visit!

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is, I'm sure everyone had a fantastic time during author Toni Buzzeo's island visit. How delightful she gave gave each one a copy of her latest book, "Lighthouse Christmas", signed and all. Little Tyler's expression is absolutely mystical - soooo adorable and priceless!