Facebook Project – Almost Done. You can complete one or more of the following pages on a historical figure. Insert the historical figures picture and name on each page you select to complete. INFO - Fill out as if you were that historical person.
Facebook can help you connect and share history of people’s lives.
All about Me Museum:
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Places I have traveled :
July 14,1954 (1)
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – started in fashion design, after one year I started taking classes in writing/illustrating books for children. I wrote my first published book in college. (1)
Brooklyn, New York (1)
I love to draw, read and make up stories. (1)
My motto is… “never give up!” (1)Laura Numeroff (1)
I love to travel. I travel all over the U.S. for book signings. (2)
I love movies. I once went to 72 movies in one year. (2)
Laura I am having a party on Saturday. Can you bring the cookies?
I’ll bring the cookie but Laura your muffins are the best. Can you bring those instead?
Sounds yummy! I will bring my famous pancakes.
I can bring cupcakes! Anyone have a flavor preference?
July 2011Laura Numeroff (1)
I’ll make muffins but we really need some veggies at this party!
Title:If You Give An Author a Pencil... (all from 2)
If You Give An Author a Pencil...
By the time I was nine years old, I loved to write and tell stories and knew someday I would be an author. But when I was fifteen, I decided I wanted to be a designer, just like my big sister, Emily. I went to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York to study fashion design. But after my first year of college, I realized it wasn\'t my cup of tea. So, I took classes in illustration, animation, photography . . . and a class called "Writing and Illustration Children\'s Books" with Barbara Bottner.
. . . She\'s Going To Need Some Paper To Write On . . .
In that class, we had a homework assignment to write and illustrate our own children\'s book. I ended up selling my homework, and Amy For Short was published by Macmillan in 1975, just before I graduated. That\'s when I realized that writing for children combined my three favorite things to do: writing stories, drawing, and reading!
. . . And A Library Card.
I am and have always been an avid reader. I was thrilled when they told me I could take home any six books! I would lie on my bed and read for hours. Then as soon as I finished the six books, I went back to the library for more. Two of my favorite books were Stuart Little, about a mouse in New York, and Eloise, about a little girl in New York. Now I love biographies, nonfiction, and stories dealing with travel.
"Never Give Up" . . . Even If You\'re Bored
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was the tenth book I wrote. The idea came to me on a long, boring car trip. I don\'t know about you, but I get silly when I get bored.On the way from San Francisco to Oregon in the car, I tried to make my friend laugh by telling a story about a mouse nibbling on a cookie. "He\'d want some milk to go with it. And then he\'d probably need a straw. Then he\'d want a napkin . . ." and by the time we reached Oregon, I had told the whole story! If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was turned down nine times -- but my motto is "never give up." I continued to submit it to publishers until it found a home at Harper.Now, I visit classrooms all over the country and read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. For fun, I\'ll warn them that I may make a mistake while I\'m reading and I hope they can catch it. Then I\'ll say something like "If you give a mouse a cookie, he\'s going to want a banana." You should hear the shouts o f protest go up. There\'s also a dance I made up to the song "Doin\' the Mouse Cookie" which I teach the kids. It\'s fun to see kids growing up with Mouse, Moose, and Pig. And so many exciting things are happening with these characters -- they even have Hollywood knocking at the door.
If You Give A Writer a Day Off . . .
I\'m a film freak; one year I saw seventy-two movies. I enjoy exploring California (where I live) and get a kick from just driving through the country and watching cows (I spent twenty-five years in New York City). To supplement my income when I first started out, I had such odd jobs as running a merry-go-round and doing private investigation.My work is my life. I can draw no distinction between the words "work" and "spare time." I love what I\'m doing. I\'d eventually like to write screenplays and adult fiction, but I\'ll always have a first love for children\'s books. I hope to be writing until my last days. (2)Laura Numeroff (1)