Greetings current students and former students of the study of Children's Literature! I believe that anyone who has ever taken a class with me has fallen in love with Mem Fox and her marvelous picture book Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. I start every first class of the semester reading the book and asking my students what they would put in their own baskets.
I am so fortunate to include Mem as a friend. We were once a young author and a young professor! We think that is was about 25 years ago when we first met, but I am not sharing that photo with you. Late in June, we reunited and Mem claims we look a lot better now!
Please be sure to check out Mem's wonderful website www.memfox.com. It is the BEST author website I have seen. I remember when Mem visited Nashville 25 years ago, a child told her that Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge was his favorite book. Mem asked him how old he was. "Six," he replied. And Mem's response? "Great. I wrote the book for people between the ages of three and 93....and six is in there!"
The same applies to her website. I have shared it with people between the ages 3-80 (will continue looking for the 93 year old). So I know that you will enjoy her website as well!
Happy Reading! Ann