This Saturday, at the Rochester Children's Book Festival, I had the honor of meeting Herman Parish! Herman Parish, is Peggy Parish's nephew. When Peggy passed away in the late 80's, Herman decided to try to continue Amelia Badelia for generations to come in response to all the fan mail she was still receiving from children waiting for the next Amelia Badelia book. I think it is safe to say he is successful in doing so!
What an amazing opportunity to meet one of the best, most well known, children's authors of our time! For any life-long Amelia Badelia fans out there like me, you can imagine how unbelievable it was to meet the source of all the Amelia Badelia fun.
All in all, the festival was amazing. It was booming with parents, kids, teachers, and book lovers alike. Definitely something I would recommend to check out next year!
Such a fun event, and what an opportunity to meet some amazing authors and illustrators!
Note from SRP:
Here is to a world of thinking a little bit different. A world of imagination, innovation, encouragement, intelligence, and creativity! Let's get learning!