The amazing Linda Urban visited my school on Monday. She spent the day meeting with kids kindergarten though fifth grade. After a long school day, she came back for family reading night.
Linda’s day was capped off with a reading of her picture book, Mouse Was Mad. She read it to a library filled with students and their parents. It was amazing.
My favorite part of the entire day wasn’t watching my students perform a reader’s theatre for Linda of Mouse Was Mad. It wasn’t listening to her read A Crooked Kind of Perfect. It wasn’t when she stopped by my classroom to borrow a book, or when she brought it back and taught an impromptu lesson to my third graders.
My favorite moment was when Linda Urban read a Mickey Mouse book to my 3 year old daughter AJ. Linda had put in nearly 12 hours when AJ somehow got Linda to read her a book. Linda treated my daughter like she was the most important person in the world. AJ didn’t care that Linda is an award winning author. To AJ, Linda was just a reader with a book.
It was magical.