This Sunday, the entire J Crew (my husband, John, & my boys Justin & John) trudged down to our favorite independent children’s book store, Hooray for Books! in Old Town Alexandria. The purpose of our visit? To attend the Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? book event. Justin is a huge fan of the book, which we both reviewed a few weeks ago. We were excited to meet the author, Audrey Vernick, and the illustrator, Daniel Jennewein.
The event was quite the hit! Copies of the book were flying off the table, even before the event was scheduled to start! Following are a few photos we took of the event:
Audrey reads the book as Daniel serves as the all-important page turner!
Daniel sports a buffalo hat!
Daniel, my son Justin, & Audrey
Justin had his book signed by Audrey & Daniel drew a very special drawing just for him of the buffalo flying through the air!
The event also served as a mini-reunion for a few of the DC area bloggers, including Michelle from Galleysmith, Swapna from S.Krishna’s Books, Deborah from Books, Movies, & Chinese Food, and of course Lenore from Presenting Lenore (Daniel’s wife).
After the event, a few of us went out to dinner,where Daniel drew a few more drawings for my boys. They loved each and every one of them, both sleeping with the drawings that night!
If you have a kindergartener, or a soon-to-be kindergartener, then I urge you to run out and buy a copy of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? I guarantee it will be a huge hit!
Tags: Audrey Vernick, book signing, Bookish Chatter, Daniel Jennewein, Hooray for Books, Hooray for Books, kindergarten, picture books