Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What if I told you...

My dad had an interesting story to tell me over dinner tonight. He interviewed a literature graduate from DLSU today who mentioned a particular interest in children's literature. When asked follow-up questions, she went on to say that she was quite disappointed with most local children's books... with the exception of a recent book she read called The Yellow Paperclip with Bright Purple Spots. She said the story had good rhythm, the artwork was exceptional, and she and her younger siblings enjoyed it. But she couldn't remember the name of the author or the illustrator! All my dad had to say was: "What if I told you that the author of that book is my daughter?" She was stunned in disbelief.

I don't mind that our names didn't stick (May Ann, I guess our names are difficult to remember?)... I'm just happy that the story and the artwork left a mark!

2 comments:

May Ann said...

Ohhhh wow, it's a funny and interesting story! It made me smile, Nikki! Hahaha, well, maybe our names are difficult to remember...

....'coz we are so unique, aren't we?! :-D

Regarding my new website, it will be launched in August. I will let you know dear. ;-)

CloudWoman said...

Yes, we're very unique! Don't you feel like the YPBPS in our own world of silver paperclips? I don't know about you, May Ann, but I feel out-of-place most of the time! Hee-hee. But it's not a bad thing. I've learned to love it.