A mom from the audience shares son’s reaction

I just wanted to stop by and thank you. We attended your reading at Barnes and Noble today in Redlands, Ca. My son, Aiden, absolutely loves The Jazz Fly one and two! He is a big Thomas the Tank Engine fan and as he was playing with his trains, after we read your books several times and listened along with the CDs, he is making his trains speak “Jazz” as they go about their jobs! I went to his room and he had his plastic animals lined up along the track and as the trains went by he was “zip bop be da dumming” along and using each animal’s sound in the song he was making up. Thank you for inspiring my child! God bless you & the continued success of your books!

Thank you, Alice Strout, for this charming note and for kindly agreeing to have it posted! –Matthew