Thursday, April 03, 2014

PIZZA and SCHOOL go together

When I wrote and illustrated my book PIZZA AT SALLY'S I didn't know there was a famous Sally making pizza in New Haven, Connecticut. But as soon as the book was published I started hearing about it and finally this past week I had the chance to visit - and eat some of the BEST pizza ever!

Sally's Pizzeria has been on Wooster Street since 1938 and when you step through the door, you step back in time.

And out of the coal-fired oven comes the pizza with the most delicious thin crispy crust. 

This was all part of a school visit the next day to Hamden, close to New Haven.

I was told that I was the first author and illustrator to ever visit the school. The children were super excited about me coming. It was a very busy and very special day. Here is one of nine K-2 classes I spent time with talking about books:


And afterwards I was so happy to receive this note via one of the teachers: "Thank you for bringing the Author to the classroom..(My daughter) now is inspired to be a writer's good to see the light bulb go on for why learning is so key to life to be able to achieve your goals and dreams."

Wow! This is what it is all about! Thank you!


Annina said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I completely agree with you that this is what it is all about!

Elizabeth said...

Our family loves your books! The illustrations are darling! Our daughter especially loves the pets that follow the characters around. I like that you feature women as business-owners in several of your books. They're great role models for our daughter (and all little girls reading your books)! Keep writing and illustrating, and we'll keep buying! :)