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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 [...]

A Long Time Ago in a Library Far, Far Away…

“WHO-WHO-WHO” had fun at the Des Moines Public Library this morning?

Well, of course, lots of families had fun!

The librarians warned me about getting too close to any of the low-hanging stars!

Apparently, the cow that jumped over the moon doesn’t usually watch where he’s jumping. If you get too close to the stars and the moon you might get kicked!

Later in the day, there was a slight “disturbance in the Force” at the Milo Public Library.

However, it was nothing to be [...]

Don’t Touch that Fruit!

If you had trouble finding a parking spot next to the Ames Public Library today, this is the reason why!

The citizens of Ames love story time and they also love participating in the summer reading program!

After performing in front of such big crowds, I knew it was “time” for a quick break.

That’s right, it was time to kick back and have a story told to me by Smyles the library dog!

However, I couldn’t sit back and relax for long because [...]

Keeping Cool, Inside and Outside.

Things got so crazy at the Des Moines Public Library this morning that we had to hire a few extra super heroes to contain the crowds.

I always love it when fellow super heroes show up to help with a big audience. It helps me keep my cool.

Super heroes come in all shapes and sizes. As you can see, they also wear many different types of outfits to strike fear into the hearts of villains.

But you don’t need a [...]

The Star of the Zoo

Everyone had a wonderful time at the Blank Park Zoo last Saturday. I have a feeling Buddy the Dinosaur will come back to Iowa again someday.

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Now it is time to focus on the next eight weeks! My Reading Road Trip is about to begin! I’ll be coming to a town near you SOON!

In the meantime, I’ve been writing a Reading Road Trip story full of fun and adventure! Here are some of my [...]

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.