12.10.2008

Leven Thumps author, Obert Skye

Recently Cara got to meet Obert Skye, author of the Leven Thumps books. When I say recently, what I really mean is October but who's keeping track anyway??

If you haven't read these books, they are quite enjoyable. It's about a land called Foo where "nothing is impossible". So the fourth book, The Wrath of Ezra, came out on September 30th and he happened to be in the DFW area on October 2nd!

He actually spoke at several schools in my district the same day (including the one Cara used to attend before I took last year off and the one Jordyn goes to now for Pre-K) and Cara and I were sad to learn he came to River Trails last year and we missed him... There was an on-line podcast I showed in class where he gave kids some great advice to "Dream Big and to Be Great" and two other things that I can't remember because it was way back in October, allright?

BUT Bryan took her to Barnes and Noble to see him that night.

They stood in line for a LONG time but when it was her turn he signed her book and poster and offered her some candy from Foo. Normally I don't condone taking candy from strangers but, hey, it was from Foo... Before she went, we practiced lots of things she could say to him like, "I'm LDS, too." or "I think Clover is the funniest character." but alas, she said nothing. He was very nice and Cara was star-struck, I think. :)

The picture is from Bryan's cell phone but the look on her face says it all!

6 comments:

Tobi said...

Hil you read my mind. I was going to leave a comment yesterday about how I was desperately in need of more Boyer bloginess.

Thanks for blogging and thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments. You are the ONLY ONE who get's my "movieness".

Also I love the look on Cara's face!

Spymommy said...

I was just looking for these books at Borders yesterday and couldn't find them anywhere. I hear they're great. Hope you're doing great getting ready for the holidays!

courtney said...

Those books look really good. I have been wanting to get some. I had no idea he was LDS.

Lori Gerten said...

I have never heard of this author. That is a sin considering I'm a teacher! I'll have to look him up.

Joe & Ashley said...

Joe says: You better get used to bleeding cause you're gonna bleed a lot next year.

Lisa Meyer said...

What a nice Dad!