I had a classroom of first graders that I "looped" up with to second grade. It was a wonderful group of kids who I really missed when I moved to Ohio from Georgia. A book had just come out called Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me, I mean it, not!) Going to Move.
|One of the original books.|
I wrote a personal note to each student and gave it to them at the end of the year. (Notice the illustrator is Robin Preiss Glasser.) I have kept up with Andrew and his family over the past 16 years. I send them a Christmas card and letter each year.. This year I shared how one of my daughters loves Fancy Nancy and she had a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party this year.
|Fancy Nancy Party with table set for tea.|
Well, it turns out that Andrew and his family have a connection with Robin Preiss Glasser, the illustrator the Fancy Nancy books and the original book I gave him. They both know how much I love singed books and set out to have a set of Fancy Nancy books signed by Ms. Glasser for my daughters. They shared the story of the book I had given Andrew at the end of second grade, our Christmas card picture, and the fact that my daughters loved Fancy Nancy with Ms. Glasser. Ms. Glasser loved the story and agreed to sign the books. My girls were beyond thrilled.
|Girls posing with the books in Fancy Nancy Attire.|
P.S. I told my children it is also another good reason to smile in your Christmas card picture.