Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Maggie Mason and I are writing thank you notes to our five favorite authors in the #ThankAWriter project. This is letter #4. Please join us! See this post to find out how to create a Go Mighty profile and see all the other inspiring letters. Every one you write and post about on Go Mighty enters you to win the first six books in the Penguin Drop Caps series.
My fourth letter in the #ThankAWriter project is to Ann Jonas, who wrote and illustrated the first book I remember loving. Round Trip is a picture book that is read straight through, and when you turn the book upside down the illustrations become something entirely different for the trip home. Completely amazing, and it kicked off my lifelong love of books.
Dear Ms. Jonas,
"Round Trip" was the first book I ever remembered being read to me by my parents, and to say that it blew my freaking mind is an understatement. I begged them to read "Round Trip Jonas" (as I called it) nearly every night, and it helped kick off a livelong love of books that culminated in me writing them myself.
Thank you for dreaming up such an incredibly inventive concept and for showing me the worlds that could be revealed through books. "Round Trip" sent me on a happy journey I am still glad to be traveling.