Today I had the privilege of reading “Princesses Can Be Pirates Too!” to the students in my children’s former Kindergarten class. I must say, I was nervous! These kids are my toughest critics and I wanted to impress.
While waiting for the kids to settle in from recess and snack time, a boy marched straight up to me, looked me square in the eye and said, “Are you an author?” Totally flattered, I responded “Why yes I am, how did you know?” “Because you look like one!” (Charlie, age 5).
So it is official, I have been deemed a legitimate author in the eyes of a child!
Bringing the story to life by reading it aloud to a classroom full of children was a thrill. They listened, followed along, and had much to say about the book afterwards, revealing their true understanding of the story they heard…
- “Princesses can’t be pirates because princesses are girls and pirates are boys…”
- “In real life they princesses and pirates couldn’t get along because pirates don’t like trespassers!”
- “How big is your kids’ boat?”
- “Can boys be princesses?”
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity Ms. Durant; it doesn’t get any better than this!