Mary Pat Clark

April 12, 2003

Post #1626 – 20030412

Hello, Daniel,

I am a fifth grade teacher, and I can’t tell you how very much I enjoy the times when you and Scott read, discuss, and laugh about wonderful books. I frequently rush to my public library to see if the book is on the shelves yet. When it is there, I grab it up, tuck it into my school bag, and read it to my students the following Monday.

I’m sure I have missed many readings, but I nearly split my pants laughing today over The Red Wolf! Unfortunately, we do not have it in the Agawam Public Library yet. I may just go purchase it.

I have several of your books in my classroom, I have read some of your books, and I’ve increased my class library because of your “sessions” with Scott.

I have shared Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type and Gershon’s Monster (that I read to them before the children are expected to go to church for Confession) among others. I think my favorite is Gershon. It really makes you think about your conduct. You don’t need to be Jewish to appreciate the depth of the story.

Keep up the good work. Keep seeking out new books for me to share with my fifth graders. I love what you do!

Daniel replies:

I'm smiling now.