January 04, 2010

Celebrate the Old, Ring in the New...

Today marks the completion of the first two-year term of the very first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and the good ladies at A Year of Reading have put together a tribute to the outgoing ambassador, Jon Scieszka and all that he's done in promoting the love of reading in young readers and (ahem) those of us a few years beyond our youth.

Tomorrow, a new ambassador will be announced, but today, we say:

THANK YOU!!!


For a few recent articles by Mr. Scieszka, check out this L.A. Times holiday roundup of children's books and his recent hilarious and touching Huffington Post article about his term as the inaugural ambassador, in which he gives advice on how to connect kids with reading. We owe you more than kudos, sir! And whoever's next up for the job has some big shoes to fill...metaphorically, we mean, since we have no idea what Mr. Scieszka's shoe size is...

5 comments:

Franki said...

I am having so much fun reading all of these great posts but I LOVE the way your "Thank you" goes across the page. I MUST learn this trick!!

a. fortis said...
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a. fortis said...

It's the "marquee" tag--if you google it you'll find all the various options that go with it, like scrolling speed...I don't have too many reasons to use it often, but this seemed like a good one! :)

Jon Scieszka said...

Thanks for the marquee tribute, a.f.

I decided to give my old shoes to the new Ambassador.

tanita davis said...

A.F., thanks for writing this up -- and we DID see Mr. Rhymes With Fresca in person -- at the 2006 SCBWI ... I think. Or was it 2005? Either way, it was really awesome, and I'm sad to see him -- and his shoes -- going.