Jon Scieszka said...
Are you kidding me?
I'm laughing. I'm crying. I'm crossing swords.
I'm in my hotel room in DC, getting ready to hand over the Ambassador Orb to the ever-amazing Katherine Paterson tomorrow morning . . . when a friend clues me in to this Scieszka-Palooza going on at A Year of Reading.
I am stunned with gratitude. This is exactly why I love our world of kids' books – the amazing bunch of people in it.
You all made my job easy. Thanks for your support, your thanks, and your craziness.
We are pretty sure that Jon Scieszka's work has changed the world of children's books forever.
And not only that but we just found out that, once again, we luck out in the world of children's books because today, at 10 am, another of our VERY FAVORITE PEOPLE, Katherine Paterson, will be named as the 2nd Ambassador of Young People's Literature. We couldn't be happier.