First things first -- the pigeon's name is "Luke." A boy at my talk and signing in Books and Co knew his name and who I am to argue? See photo below -- it's obvious they were old friends. I clearly have been underestimated the relational depth of my pigeon. Luke -- yes, there I said it -- didn't want to get in the car after he'd found such a good companion. But he MUST come with me. How else will anyone know the size of passenger pigeons compared to the basic city pigeon (Luke). I wrestled him into my bag and zipped it tight.
At Kluge Elementary I have an assignment: What did a passenger pigeon weigh? I've got to look this up when I get home. Anybody know? Remind me to look this up and post this on the blog when I get home. Please. Do not want to forget...
Kluge Elementary kids were great -- they listened and were enthusiastic. Yay! I've got photos of Kluge below too!
Got a really nice bar of chocolate from Books & Co. See? YUM.
Also, I can never go into a bookstore without coming out with some books. My stack is shown below. One of them is a guidebook to the Milwaukee/Madison area. After being here I truly want to explore it more on my own, so must read up!
Okay, now I must get to bed. So photos now, stories later.
Children's Book Week is fun!
Thank you Random House for sending me! Thank you Books & Co and thank you Boswell Books!