The Stages of a Jon Scieszka Visit
Stage I: Goof off before the kids show up
Jon with a promo mask, circa 1996.
Stage II: The kids are here!
Stage III: Laugh with the kids
Children’s Librarian Allie Jane Bruce and Jon Scieszka jointly read BATTLE BUNNY, by Scieszka and Mac Barnett.
Stage IV: The taking of photographs
Center for Children’s Literature Director Jenny Brown captures the proceedings.
Stage V: Sadness and lethargy following his departure
Your tears will fill an ocean (artistic rendering by Mac Barnett).
Stage VI: See the effect on kids
A 9/10 and 4/5 read together during buddy time.
Stage VII: Reflection: Realize you have the best job in the world
Drawn by a 7/8 in response to the question “What do you like to read?”
Stage VIII: Start anticipating the next visit!
(Which may be from Mac Barnett).
-Allie Jane Bruce