Why yes, that is me meeting Patricia Polacco. Yes, I was the crazy adult who rushed the stage in the PBS Kids tent after she finished reading her latest book. To my credit I did wait patiently while she talked to the child in front of me.
Other than Sandra Boyton (because Little Lipstick is a such a huge fan of Hippos Go Beserk that we read it at least 5-10 times a day) I am not sure if there is another author whose books I've read so many of, so many times. Reading Thank You, Mr. Falker to a new class each year is one of my favorite moments of teaching.