It's been a while since I've posted something on here that wasn't related to a convention appearance. So I thought I would share what has been my favorite thing I've done this year. My niece, who turned 5 this past January, asked me to be her special guest and to read HEART to her class on her birthday.
This was actually the first time I've read the book to an audience and it went over really well. The kids laughed and awed as the emotional beats played out in the book. Their reactions to the imagery were really great especially at the end when L.B. and Thump hugged it out and made a complete heart.
It was nice to be in that room with the children as they discovered the story for the first time. It's the proudest I've ever been of the book.
My brother was kind enough to snap a few shots of my reading: