Early Readers

A Visit With Robin Newman

This past fall I had the honor of hosting Robin Newman, author of the hilarious Missing Food Investigator books, The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and The Case of the Poached Egg, at our school in Warrenton Virginia. Robin was amazing.


Robin Newman

 - answering questions about her book of fractured fairy tales, Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep.

First of all, she drove down from NYC, with a car full of the coolest swag (tiny broom pens! smooshy eggs you can drop and manipulate to your hearts content!) and a chipper attitude ready to inspire a team of squirrelly students.

With her glitzy witch hat in place, Robin proceeded to make our students laugh and learn all at once. Robin is fun and thoughtful and a whirlwind of ideas. Her books are funny, whimsical and perfect for emergent readers. Before she came I read The Case of the Poached Egg to my students and they were clamoring over the quirky egg jokes as they tried to "crack" the case. The best test of all though was how many asked what other books she had and offered suggestions on the next book in the MFI series. When an author inspires reading, and more reading, her job should be considered well done. Well done Robin!

And thanks.