Yesterday was spent with my family visiting the museums and library in Springfield, MA that surround a fabulous series of sculptures featuring Dr Seuss characters and Ted Geisel himself.
Upon my return, I really did not expect to get a call from Dallas where the American Library Association is meeting to (among other things) dole out their prestigious awards for the year. The caller promised me a "long, crazy story" which turned out to be that Elephant and Piggie's I Broke My Trunk! has been awarded a 2012 Geisel Honor for Early Readers.
not my first rodeo,
but every time the phone rings I am more surprised and more
flabbergasted and tongue tied than before. Perhaps it is because as I
age I am appreciating more and more my luck and the passion that comes from
every single librarian I've ever met.
It is literally an honor to be recognized.
I thank you, librarians. Elephant Gerald and Piggie do too.
Congrats to all the other medalists and honorees this year.