Monday, December 28, 2009

Join Us in Celebrating Jon Scieszka, Our First Ambassador of Children's Literature!

On January 5, a new ambassador of Children's Literature will be announced.

So, on January 4, we thought it would be great for the Kidlitosphere to thank Jon Scieszka for his work over the past two years as the first Ambassador by hosting a virtual party for him. If lots of us in the Kidlitosphere put up a post celebrating some aspect of Scieszka's work, it would make for a nice tribute to him from the bloggers.

The "Thank You Jon Scieszka" post can be a review of one of his books, your reflections on his work as ambassador, a personal story around one of his books or author visits, something connected to Guys Read...anything Jon Scieszka.

We'll do a round up here at A Year of Reading so if you decide to join us in this celebration, send us a link to your post in the comments here.

23 comments:

  1. I'm in--great idea!

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  2. What a terrific idea! I'm in too! I have a whole week to write something deep and philosophical :)

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  3. Awesome. I heard Jon speak twice at the National Book Festival, and I'll confess, I have no idea how anyone could fill his shoes.

    Thank you so much for organizing this, and as luck would have it, I already have a post up, ready to go!

    Here's the link to "There Should Be Laughter."

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  4. This is a great idea. I've just drafted a post to go up next Monday at Booklights. I'll drop by with the link once it's posted.

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  5. Great idea! I've got my post ready to go live on the 4th - will send you the link when it goes live.
    And truly, I'm so curious who will replace him. I know I wouldn't want that pressure!

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  6. Will do... I will do a bit of thinking too...

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  7. Great idea! I definitely think Jon Scieszka deserves a party :) I'll post my link here on the 4th.

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  8. Awesome idea! I'm in!

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  10. I'm in. What a great idea.

    Link: http://yshush.wordpress.com/

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  11. I'm in too. Anything for the man who rhymes with fresca.

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  12. I'm looking forward to hearing the announcement of the new ambassador, but am with Sara-How can anyone fill his shoes?
    Here's my Jon Scieszka link-http://bestbookihavenotread.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=3103
    -Thank You Jon Scieszka! Ambassador Extraordinaire!

    Thanks for honoring him and for all you both do to promote the love of books as well!

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  13. I love this idea. I'm in! I love telling people "Scieszka - it rhymes with Fresca."

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  14. I posted at http://marybk.blogspot.com. Jon is a wonderful speaker and representative; replacing him will be very hard.

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  15. Can I get in on the partying? I had actually written a tribute and some reviews that I was going to post on 1/8, but I will switch that to 1/4 to get in on the love. Also, FYI, Scieszka is involved in a literacy/writing program called 826NYC (and National) I was going to run a piece on this organization and his involvement the same week, as well as his "Four Guys" tour last year.

    Thanks so much for organizing this- Tanya @ books4yourkids.com

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  16. Great idea! I am so in! My post will be ready by Monday as well.

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  17. Here's mine. I'll keep expanding it as I think of things.
    January 4th is a Monday, and since I do Nonfiction Monday then I thought starting early with Jon's post wouldn't hurt.

    http://wendieold.blogspot.com/2010/01/thank-you-jon-scieszka.html

    -wendie Old

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  18. A great party, for a great man! I say, "Have a Fresca! Let's toast Scieszka!" Thank you for the great idea!
    Here's my tribute:
    http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/have-fresca-lets-toast-jon-scieszka.html

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  19. My tribute is live at
    http://dulemba.com/2010/01/thank-you-jon-scieszka.html
    :)
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  20. We are lucky to have this guy! Here's my toast to the outgoing ambassador:
    http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com/2009/12/propsz-to-scieszka.html

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  21. Sorry this is so late in the day! I just found your great idea today and just posted my thank you here- http://thepaperwait.blogspot.com/2010/01/thank-you-jon-scieszka.html

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