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Rocky [Apr. 12th, 2012|08:55 am]
Tammi Sauer
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When I do school visits, I always like to give the library media specialist a little something to show my appreciation for all of the time and energy he/she puts forth to orchestrate a successful event. That little something always ties into one of my books.

My latest little thank you goes along with my book Me Want Pet!, illustrated by Bob Shea.
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I think every library needs the perfect pet. These pets are not woolly mammoths or saber tooth tigers or dodo birds. But they are prehistoric.

Best of all, these pets require little care. No food or water necessary!

Pet Rocks Looking for a Good Home:
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Good Homes:
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Pet Rocks in Homes:
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Each pet rock comes with a letter that the libary media specialist can share with his/her students:

Hi! My name is Rocky.

Please read to me a lot. I loooove to listen to stories.

Also, would you please draw some pictures for me? Your pictures can take me on all sorts of adventures! Draw a beach, then plop me onto the paper for a swim in the ocean. Draw a picture of outer space, then plop me onto the paper so I can hang out with an alien friend. I’d love to visit a castle or a jungle or whatever place you feel like drawing. Surprise me! If you want, you can even write a story about my new adventure.

Please ask your librarian or teacher to take a picture of me on one of these adventures and email it to Tammi Sauer. She will add it to her Rocky Rocks! collection. She might even include it on her blog or web site! This is her email address: tksauer@aol.com.

Your friend,
Rocky

Pet Rocks Awaiting to be Delivered:
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Rocky Rocks!: Rocky Visits a Fish Bowl
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Rocky Rocks!: Rocky Visits Another Planet
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Not only can these pet rocks encourage students to use their imaginations as they draw scenes and possibly write accompanying stories, but they serve as nice reminders of my author visit as well.

Rock on.
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[User Picture]From: annemariepace
2012-04-12 01:59 pm (UTC)
That. Is. Fabulous.
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
It rocks, right? :)
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[User Picture]From: annemariepace
2012-04-12 02:10 pm (UTC)
More than rocks. It's a terrific idea on so many levels.
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[User Picture]From: Valerie Lawson
2012-04-12 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oprah may give away free cars but that is nothing in comparison to free pets! You totally ROCK!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-12 03:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Free cars? Please. Free pets rule.
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[User Picture]From: sheela_chari
2012-04-12 02:58 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! I love it!
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[User Picture]From: sheela_chari
2012-04-12 02:59 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, I'm meeting Bob Shea in a few weeks - we are doing a presentation at a local conference!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-12 03:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you like the idea. :)

I'd LOVE to meet Bob Shea. Lucky duck.
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From: d_michiko_f
2012-04-12 03:55 pm (UTC)
How AWESOME!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-12 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I will be speaking to kids from 14 different schools today at an event called Reader Appreciation Day. Each school will get a Rocky. :)
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[User Picture]From: robinellen
2012-04-12 08:44 pm (UTC)
Great idea :D
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: christine444
2012-04-12 10:03 pm (UTC)
Very clever!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: artistq
2012-04-12 11:27 pm (UTC)
So stinkin cute! Rock on!!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:27 pm (UTC)
Right back atcha. :)
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[User Picture]From: Jennifer Rumberger
2012-04-13 01:44 am (UTC)
This is such a cute idea! You rock! (hee, hee! ) :)
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:28 pm (UTC)
As do YOU. :)
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[User Picture]From: Tina Wheatcraft Cho
2012-04-13 07:23 am (UTC)
Very creative!!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. At book signings, I have smaller boxes, stickers, and crinkle paper for the kiddos to decorate their own boxes and take home pet rocks. Can't wait to try the activity at an upcoming story time.
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[User Picture]From: kellyhashway
2012-04-18 11:21 am (UTC)
Very clever!
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[User Picture]From: tamarak
2012-04-19 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They were fun to put together. :)
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