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Entries for July, 2013

That’s All, Folks!

My hair almost popped out of my head this morning when I realized today was the final day of the 2013 Reading Road Trip!

Why am I always the only one without a hat when hair starts popping out? You would think my friends at the Iowa City Public Library would hook me up with something to protect my fuzzy noggin.

Being it was the last day of my tour, things got a little bit crazy!

But, we still made sure all [...]

Reverse the Bandshell?

This morning, the Waukee Public Library had prepared for me a giant obstacle course with a jungle adventure theme! My first quest was to get across the treasure room by only stepping on the correct stones!

Of course, I stepped on the wrong stone, fell through the floor, and ended up almost getting eaten by an elephant!

Next, I barely escaped being mauled by a tiger!

I eventually made it through all their challenges and performed story time for the locals. However, it [...]

The Day it Rained Shovels!

Perhaps I should not have stopped to take a drink from that broken water main on my way to the Coralville Public Library!

The construction workers attempting to fix the underground pipes were not amused.

However, it was easy to mend fences with them when I discovered it was a giant frog that was gumming up the plumbing! I coaxed him out with a friendly smooch and a promise of a fun story time!

And we definitely had a FUN story time!

Later in [...]

The Bravest Baby in Iowa!

All summer I’ve been waiting for my family to attend story time! Today, they stopped to see me at the Johnston Public Library!

Just before story time was about to start, the building’s foundation began to crumble and a few of us fell through all the dirt, worms, and ants. We ended up landing in the catacombs under the library!

We had to navigate our way in and out of a maze of sarcophagi.

And just when we thought we had discovered a [...]

The Return of the Babysitter!

I can’t believe it took seven weeks, but today I finally had the opportunity to sign my first cast of the summer.

I wasn’t too surprised it happened, though. I had a hunch that, after doing enough story times, my lucky number would finally come up!

The Waterloo Public Library does a fantastic job turning their building into a summer reading paradise, complete with giant vine pillars.

And, if you are lucky, you can even help decorate by drawing on the walls. Just [...]

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2013 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.