Woah, what fun!!! We were at Twice Told Tales and Art & Antiques on Broad Street in the Edgewood section of Cranston, RI, Saturday, for their Children’s Parade of Costumes (little ones get candy as they stroll, of course.)
We had our trucks set up on a platform, and our all-important geographical map of the US (our books give a healthy geographic component as the truck travels to all states,) and we greeted little ones. Even sold books to a man who’s bringing them to New York, for his daughter who teaches there. She saw our books, liked the concept and asked Dad to buy them.
So, the good news: Grandpa and the Truck is now off to New York, just the latest destination for our books and we couldn’t be happier. Even better–it’s a teacher who’s bringing them there, so we know we’ll get bigger exposure.
That’s our next market–the world of education, for as former teacher of 30 years, I know the valuable information these books provide through a medium children love–the big rigs and the men and women who drive them.
We’re setting up school appointments now, to bring our lively show of air horns, jake brakes, howling winds of a hurricane (sound familiar?) and barking bloodhounds, to children everywhere, as this former teacher reads our stories.
Were you at Pawtuxet Village Kids’ Parade of Costumes? If so, what did you think? Fun all around! Click this link to see some really cute kids and even some of their parents….and my pick for “Best Costume All Around.” It was certainly that since the garbage truck Dad constructed for his little boy completely enveloped the child! Check out how the little one deposited the candy!