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Entries for May, 2007

Mail Day!

Thursday is the day I look forward to the most because it is the day I get to show you some of the awesome mail I’ve received from kids all over Iowa!

This week I received a picture of WordGirl from my great friend Ellie!

WordGirl is a brand new show that will begin airing on IPTV this fall!It is all about young Becky Botsford who left the planet Lexicon to spread her legendary love of vocabulary across Earth!

WordGirl and her brilliant [...]

Dan Wardell, Guitar Superstar?

We’re less than a week away from our first Reading Road Trip stop,and I’m putting the finishing touches on the story I’ve created for story time!

I had hoped that I might be able to add some music to the story, but as you’ll see in this video, I’m having some troubles with my guitar!

Maybe I should get a set of bongos!

Working guitar or not, the Reading Road Trip starts next Tuesday!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:

If someone asks you to [...]


This past weekend, I went fishing with my family, but as my dad would say,“We got skunked!”

That means we didn’t catch any fish! I’m not sure why people say they were “skunked” when they don’t catch any fish. Perhaps it’s because not catching any fish feels like a bunch of skunks crawling all over you.

I’m so surprised we didn’t catch anything! We had assembled the finest anglers in northeast Iowa!

That’s right! It’s time to finally meet my [...]

Birthday Monday 5-28-2007!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! And Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous Kids Club Members!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
Never trust an alligator who asks you to brush his molars!

Gone Fishing!

I’ve caught small fish…

I’ve caught medium-sized fish…

And I’ve even caught big fish…

But it always seems like my dad and sister catch even BIGGER fish!

It doesn’t matter! I’m fishing with my family today and having a GREAT time. I’ll make sure to take plenty of pictures and video to show you next week!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
A mailbox full of peanut butter makes for a very angry mail carrier!