Sonya Jaworski

May 13, 2007

Post #2229 – 20070513

Two days ago I was packing up some of my books and came across “the Big Orange Splot”, by Daniel Pinkwater, Scholastic Books, 1977. The next day I presented it to my 4 year old daughter, and she has had me read it to her several times. She painted Mr Plumbean’s house this afternoon. I loved this book when I was a little girl, and now my child loves it too.

I have listened to you on NPR for a few years now, and had no idea that you were the author of one of my childhood memories. I’m glad I rediscovered this book in my basement and wanted to say thank you. Even though my years have added up, I still maintain enough of a juvenile outlook to appreciate the story of a nonconformist in a conformist neighborhood.

Thank you again.

Sonya Jaworski

Saint Paul, MN

Daniel replies:

I think it may still be in print. I'd like to get it re-illustrated by Jill or some other good artist.