Zavala Elementary School in Austin celebrated it's 70th Anniversary with a parade and reading rally. Demonstrations were given by the Austin fire department and various other entertainers. I was the guest speaker for two one-hour groups in the morning. The librarian was especially enthusiastic, which always makes for a successful school visit.
The highlight of the day, of course, was introducing myself as a children's book illustrator...and author! The kids didn't seem too excited about my news, though. Author? So what! We want cartoons. So, that's what I gave them — caricature drawings — in addition to reading stories.
I'd better not give up this art gig anytime soon.