Last Friday evening, Booking Son and I headed to Aaron's Books (my favorite book store) in Lititz, PA to see authors Josh Berk, author of THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN and Eric Wight, author of the Frankie Pickle books! We had a heck of a time getting there because traffic was atrocious, but we still managed to visit with the authors (and the owners - Sam and Todd) for a few minutes. Let's put it this way, our stay was long enough for me to come home with a bag of books!
Booking Son was less than thrilled to be in the car for almost two hours (with another hour plus trip to get back home), but he did have a great time meeting them. Although if I'm being entirely honest, I think he liked playing with Aaron in the kids' room even more! Booking Son was such a trooper and very polite with his "please's" and "thank you's." I was such a proud mom because you never know...
Earlier in the day, Eric stopped by Aaron's and hosted a session on drawing for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it because my daughter had school and the timing just didn't work. However as you can see from the picture above, Booking Son got to check out a few of the illustrations. He even scored an awesome picture of Frankie as a race car driver for his bedroom. The drawing is perfect for him because just last week, Booking Son decided that he's going to be a race car driver when he grows up!
I absolutely love Eric and his Frankie Pickle books -- you can read my reviews here and here. These graphic novels are terrific, and I can't recommend them enough for young readers! Booking Son isn't ready to read them on his own yet, but in the meantime he loves having them read to him! I am also very anxious to read Josh's YA book THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN -- it looks great!