Today we had a visit from Mac Barnett. It was the best, it was so fun! We did a lot to prepare for the Mac barnett visit though. We finger knitted and yarn bombed the school, we drew pictures, hung up posters, and did fun activities like 5th grade did comic strips based on his books. The school looks awesome!!!!!!!!! So back to his visit. He was really awesome and funny too. He introduced us to his books and said "That they are true stories" (they aren't true stories). He read two of his books to us, The Skunk (his newest book) and The Brixton Brothers. I really enjoyed it. The funniest thing he did was draw a picture of how books are made. First he drew a big map of the United States (it looked nothing like the US) and showed us where he lived. Next, he told us how long it took him to write his first book, a bunch of changes, 4 drafts. Then he sent it to the editor all the way in New York to edit it. He said that the editor said that his writing was PERFECT and ready to be published,but... you just have to make a few changes and it was sent right back. So, he made a few changes but left some undone cause he was proud of what he did and sent it back. But, the editor didn't agree so they kept sending it back and forth and back and forth and by that time he had about 12 drafts. Finally it was ready to be published, but he needed his illustrator to illistrate. It's a long story but, he couldn't do it because he had to finish illustrating another book and write a novel. After that he did it and it was ready to finally be published. So they did the thing that was the fastest way to print it and....... sent it off to China. Then, he drew a big circle (China) and made the Great Wall of China and the printer that looked a lot the same. Finally it was printed and sent off in a ......... (airplane) boat!!!!! Long story short it took about a year and involed a pirate ship, getting lost, the Burmuded Triangle, a sea monster, and backward book which were finally trned forward. Finally it did get published and turn out to be a great book. At the end before we left we took a big picture with him and gave him Terrible Two high fives. I loved his visit and now I want to read all his books. Ihad so much fun!