What better way to spend the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi than with the prince of animal picture books? We headed to Barnes and Noble in Omaha today to meet Jim Arnosky, who was on the last stop of a tour to promote his new book, Man Gave Names to All the Animals.
He was absolutely delightful and so very gracious as he signed not only the books we bought but also the favorites Ramona had carted along in her bookbag. What a gentleman. He even agreed to let this gushing mom take a picture.
On the way home, we twanged along with Bob Dylan (the new book comes with a cd of Dylan singing the song) as we were treated to a breathtaking flock of blackbirds at dusk.
I'm going to heave a contented sigh now and head to bed. Hope your feast day was as lovely as ours.