Ms. K's class, Mustard Seed School

December 23, 2012

Post #3220 – 20121223

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love what you write because you make up funny names. You make our class laugh a lot. My favorite book that you made is Two Bad Bears. We celebrated your birthday today, ate muffins because the bad bears like muffins, and we had bagels from the book about the bagel guy. Do you like muffins, Mr. Pinkwater, and bagels? The best part was when we watched the Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
From your friend,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love your books! You are so great at writing. 🙂 Probably my favorite book you wrote is the Orange Splot. 🙂 I also like the Pickle Creature! 🙂 What is your favorite book you wrote? Do you like blueberry muffins? I don%u2019t but you might. How long did it take you to think about these books? Well I better let you go so this is from,
Brogan 🙂

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love all your funny books, but the book I love the most is Bad Bears. What book are you going to do next? Is it another book of bad bears or another new book? What is your favorite book yet?
From your book lover, Toti, to a very good artist, Mr. Pinkwater

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love your books. My favorite is Larry and Irving and Muktuk. I like them because both bears like blueberry muffins. Larry likes ice cream in Ice Cream Larry. Why do all your books have animals in them? The Tooth-gnasher Superflash is really interesting. Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
You%u2019ve written a lot of good books, I think you%u2019re one of the best writers I%u2019ve come across yet. On Friday we are having a %u201CDaniel Pinkwater Day.%u201D We are going to watch a movie of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, and dress up as characters from your books. I think I%u2019m being Arthur from The Hoboken Chicken Emergency. In that book, I think my favorite character was either: Henrietta, or the chicken catcher. I really like your style!!!

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love the books you wrote. I wonder what%u2019s your favorite book you wrote? I wonder, was it hard to write those books? I hope you have a wonderful day writing. Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I like your book the Tooth Gnasher Superflash. I like when the toothgnasher turned into a dino. It was funny when it got on its back wheels.
Your friend,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I liked the book called Hoboken Chicken Emergency. It was very funny. You are a very good writer.
Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I like in Spaceburger when it%u2019s like being in a spaceship while eating a burger. I like in Author%u2019s Day when he keeps saying, %u201CI did not write The Fuzzy Bunny.%u201D I like in the Hoboken Chicken Emergency where Henrietta climbed a ladder.
Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
Happy late birthday! You%u2019re turning 71, wow! I love your books. Did you know I want to be an author when I grow up? My class is going to have a party celebrating you! We read a lot of your books. My favorites are Devil in the Drain, Ducks, and Author%u2019s Day! For the party people are dressing up as fuzzy bunny, pickles, and pigs. I%u2019m dressing as a fuzzy bunny. How many books have you written? Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I really like the books you made. My favorite one is: The Pickle Creature. I also think your books are funny. Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
My class loves your books! My favorite is The Frankenbagel Monster. My favorite bagel is incredible whirling-spinning-flying-talking-ice-cream-celery-prune-chicken-soup-computerized-exploding bagel! Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I like your books. They%u2019re very funny. My favorite book is Devil in the Drain! My class is having a Daniel Pinkwater Day! Your friend,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I like your writing because it is really funny! I like when the blue moose says %u201CThis is Dave. He is very shy and would appreciate it if you did not talk to him for 10 or 15 years.%u201D My favorite book of yours is the Devil in the Drain. What%u2019s your favorite book that you wrote? From,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I like your books so much! Oh and happy birthday! Your books are the best. The book I like most is The Hoboken Chicken Emergency. What is your favorite book? My name is Xavier just to tell you.
Your reader,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
What%u2019s your favorite book you wrote? Do you have kids? How many? I like the blue thing. Where do you get your ideas? My favorite book is all of them. What%u2019s your favorite ice cream flavor? What%u2019s the most hot dogs you%u2019ve eaten in one sitting? What school did you go to? What was your favorite subject? Mine is science. I%u2019ve read all of your books… I think. What%u2019s your favorite sport? Mine is basketball. I live in Hoboken, NJ. You used to, so what was your favorite restaurant in Hoboken? Where do you live now? Do you have a garden? Did you get damaged by Sandy? If you did, I hope you%u2019re okay. My house got ruined. I%u2019m living in a hotel for now. What%u2019s your favorite season? Did you have any brothers or sisters? I have a brother.
Your biggest fan,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I love your writing, it is so cool. I also love your books. The pictures that you draw are also cool. I hope you continue to write awesome books. I hope you have a great time wherever you%u2019re at. I forgot to mention that today in school we are having a Daniel Pinkwater day. We ate blueberry muffins and bagels. I like Daniel Pinkwater day. I read most of your books, like the Hoboken Chicken Emergency. I love love love reading your books and like I said I hope you have a great time. Oh and happy birthday, I hope all your wishes come true.

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

Why do you include animals in your books? What is your favorite animal? Have you ever grown blueberries? Me and my classmates love your books. We had a Daniel Pinkwater day where we wore masks, watched the Hoboken Chicken Emergency, and much more. You are my role model in writing!
Your friend,

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
My class really enjoys your books. They make us laugh sometimes. My favorite one is The Orange Splot because I like the idea of the crazy things in our dreams coming true! We noticed that some of your books are by Manus Pinkwater and some are by Daniel Pinkwater. Why do you use two names? Thanks for sharing your funny ideas with all your readers.
Your friend,

Daniel replies:

Hi, Mireya -- I like muffins, Mr. Pinkwater, and bagels.  I sort of like the movie of the Hoboken Chicken Emergency, but I do not like that it was not made in Hoboken, so the city doesn't look like Hoboken.

Hi Brogan --  I have a different favorite book every day, today my favorite book (of mine) is Lizard Music.

Hi Toti --  I just finished a book about a bear, a bunny and a toad.  I don't know what to write next.  Do you have any suggestions?

Hi Lilly -- Not all my books have animals, but many do because I like animals.

Hi Corrina --  I like your style too.

Hi Mia -- Writing is fun!  I hope you have a wonderful day reading, (and writing if you want).

Hi Niko -- You are a cool friend.

Hi Evelyn -- Thank you.  I am guessing you are a very good reader.

Hi Aidan --  If I ever go in a spaceship, I hope they serve burgers.

Hi Madelna -- What could be better than a party with people dressed up as fuzzy bunnies, pickles a pigs?  Maybe a party with actual fuzzy bunnies, pickles and pigs!

Hi Gabe -- You are my reader.  Therefore you are special.

Hi Patrick --  Wow that sounds like a good book!  Wait!  Didn't I write that?

Hi Angelina --  This sounds like almost as much fun as Angelina Day.

Hi Livy --  I said before that my favorite book was Lizard Music, but I have changed favorites since then.  Now my favorite is The Magic Pretzel (#1 of the Werewolf Club books).

Hi Xavier --  I am honored that you have confided in me, Xavier.  My name is Daniel.

Hi Logan -- No. None. I get ideas from all over.  The most hot dogs I have eaten in one sitting is a secret.  I went to several schools.  My favorite subject was reading, obviously.  You have not read ALL my books.  My favorite sport is napping.  When I lived in Hoboken there were no restaurants, the people ate roots and berries.  We have a garden. Sandy did not hurt us much.  I am sorry about your house--things happen.  Then they get normal.  I have a sister.

Hi Jia-li --  I think in some places you can get blueberry bagels.  I do not know if that is a good idea.

Hi Madi -- My favorite animal is the dog.  I have a dog, actually two dogs.  I like other animals too.

Hi Amy --  How do you know I do not use MORE than two names?

Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes and the neat questions!