Scioto Darby Elementary 2nd Graders

January 23, 2012

Post #2785 – 20120123

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

We read your book Blue Moose in our Jr. Great Books reading group and we really liked it! We are looking forward to reading some more of your books together.
What is your favorite part about being an author, and when did you first realize that is what you wanted to do?
We are wondering why the Blue Moose was blue and why no one seemed to thing that was strange?
We think you are a great author!
SDE 2nd Grade Readers

Daniel replies:


I'm glad you enjoyed Blue Moose. If you look around, you can find Return of the Moose, and The Moosepire, books with more about the moose. What strikes you as unusual about a blue moose? It is a very nice color for a moose. This is my favorite part about being an author: You know how reading can be a lot of fun? Well, writing is the same kind of fun, only more, because 1. the writer gets to decide what happens in the story, and 2. the writer gets to read it before anyone else. I have written about 100 books, and I had a good time writing every one of them. I first realized that writing was what I wanted to do when I was in the 4th grade, and tried writing some little one-page things to amuse myself. I am still amusing myself.

Keep reading! It just gets better and better!