April 9, 2012

When You Give an Author a Thank You Letter . . .

She's going to get all weepy when she opens the big yellow envelope and sees this . . .


Then she's going to read each and every letter about our recent Skype visit, like one by Logan, who said I encouraged him to write, so he wrote 3 stories and 27 poems.  Yowza, Logan!

And this one by Hannah, who says that when she grows up, she wants to be an awseome writer just like me.  It seems like Hannah's pretty awesome.  Right?



Then the author is clearly going to need a tissue to wipe away her happy tears.  And a cookie and a glass of milk because an envelope full of these . . .




clearly makes an author a little verklempt, but not so verklempt that she can't write a thank you note in response.

So, Ms. Keane's wonderfully thoughtful kids, this Dr. Seuss "Thank You" card is coming your way soon!

11 comments:

Amy Goldman Koss said...

Awwwww

Elise said...

Love this! So very sweet!

Mirka Breen said...

When you give an author a Thank you letter...
Author feels grateful. Author is dancing and sharing with the world. Well done, Author!

Wild About Words said...

When you comment on a blogger's post . . . :)

Anonymous said...

Such a delightful take on "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," Donna. I loved it! Great thinking...and great writing.

Marge Flathers

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Marge! These kids have inspired me . . . as wonderful kids so often do.

inluvwithwords said...

Oh, how very sweet! Good for you =D

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Inluvwithwords!

Kelly Hashway said...

I received a package of thank you notes after a school visit I did. It was so touching. Definitely something to save for a day when you need a pick-me-up. :)

Wild About Words said...

Kelly, you're right. They are a great thing to pull out when you're having one of those days. I'm just glad teachers are still encouraging students to write thank you notes. I think it's a great habit for anyone to get into.

Janet Smart said...

That would be a great thing to find in the mailbox! I'm not a published author...yet,(if you don't count that I write a kids column for a regional magazine- which is a non paying job) but I once spoke at a middle school about a manuscript I had written. I was so nervous! The kids were great, attentive, full of questions and I even got a few hugs at the end. It was great! A real ego booster.