So it's only fitting that we visit the bookstore itself. But first, lunch!
Above: Bob Boyle and Dan Santat count the carbs. (The vegetable plate was mine, and Tao Nyeu had chili and a sandwich.)
Then it was indie bookstore time with Maureen Palacious, the owner of Once Upon a Time . . .
While we were there, Dan signed some books. And many of them were even his!
Peepy loved exploring with Bob and Tau . . .
Oh, look! It's Tao's new book . . .
Wait! What's that? Why it's an AMAZING-AND-SILLY-VIDEO created for the Children's Choice Book Awards -- featuring Jarrett Krosoczka vs. Jon Scieszka, two guys whose last names are slightly harder to spell than mine.
Warning: Film contains mayhem, destruction, and wayward authors and illustrators. So, look carefully, I'm in it along with Jeanne Birdsall. Our cameos are short, but the acting is dramatic, hilarious and heartbreaking -- truly, Oscar-worthy.
Here are some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of the shoot. Behold the expensive trash-can-steady-cam . . .
And finally, here are some shots the paparazzi took of Jeannie and Cagney confer with the director . . .
Next Blog: More independent bookstore fun. This time we visit Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop where we find out what exactly Tony Di Terlizzi is trying to gell us . . .
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