I am amazed at how much fun it was to see the children, play with them and read them my story, Adventures at KiddieLand, during my recent visit to KidStreet. The kids were so excited to tell me about the carnival rides they’ve ridden, the animals they chose on the merry-go-round and the fun they had with their families. They were also very excited to point out letters they recognized in the pictures and text as I read to them. The children were all pre-schoolers and loved acting out riding a train. They loved making the sound of the whistle as our train stopped. We even sang a song about all the people we saw from our seats on the train. It was a good first author visit and I hope to have many more. For information or to invite Auntie Mimi to visit your Chicagoland pre-school or elementary school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.