October 7, 2015

Post #4148 – 20151007

Hello! My parents used to read us The Big Orange Splot when we were small in the 1980’s and being a person who never quite fit in (we moved a lot..always the new kid…ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid sitting alone at lunch..etc.), it sort of became the first glimpse I ever had at celebrating difference, vs. ridiculing it. It was love at first read! I have spent countless joyful hours enjoying your books since then!

I am happy to say that I eventually embraced my quirky-ness and am now a new mommy of an 18 month old son and 6 month old twin girls. I recently bought them all copies of B.O.S. and as I sort of revisit my childhood in this new chapter of life and reread your books along the way, it blows my mind how much they still speak to me as an adult. I can’t wait to share your stories with my little ones. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your fantastic characters who helped me realize than I was not alone.

Daniel replies:

What can I say to a post like this?  I may have written that book, and the hundred-or-so others, but they couldn't mean anything without readers.  You do the creative part, and it's for me to thank you.