Well, it turns out... it was THE Berenstains . Not only is my 3 year old a new fan of the bears, I am a long time fan of the Berenstain bears as well. So I quickly tweeted...
And I got a response.
So I followed. And they thanked me for following. Cool.
I love twitter! I love that I don't have to find the right bookstore on the right day to connect with a favorite author. I love that in the midst of a twitter party, I can engage with someone I respect.
I think authors who are connecting via social media are providing a great outlet for young readers. Think about how often your students or children fall in love with a series of books. If the reader has an opportunity to engage the author on social media, they may stay a fan for a long, long time!
There is another PBS twitter party tonight! No promises that The Berenstains will appear, but you never know who you may meet. You can RSVP here or scan the QR code with your smart phone to rsvp! (I probably won't be attending this one because I am enrolling my kiddo in preK tonight! But I may try to catch the after party at weteach!)
In the style of twitter, today I'm sharing my favorite Berenstain bears books reviews in 140 characters or less.
The bears enjoy the traditional camp activities of canoeing, hiking, and crafts. They even survive the overnight campout! #campmemories
Brother checks out a scary mystery from the library causing Sister to be a scaredy bear at bedtime. #iamascaredybear!
Brother and Sister get caught up in comparing what they have to others. A scary thunderstorm reminds them to count their blessings. #guilty
The bears have forgotten their manners. Mama has a plan but the hardest one to change is papa. Probably shouldn't insert comment about hubbie.
Have you used social media to connect with a favorite author? Have you used it in your classrooms? I'd love to hear your experiences.
Here's where I am sharing:
Book Talk Tuesday