OJ and I are logging a lot of miles this month (TX, MN, NY, MD, VA, MA, and today, Kansas City, MO!). Today we met Tula, a fellow passenger with digs that made OJ green (well, orange) with envy. Being "packed" with my socks and toiletries never bothered OJ before. But now that OJ's seen how the other half lives...
It has been a busy couple of months, with travel to San Antonio, Minneapolis, New York, Virginia and more. Lots of kids, lots of O.J. books, and everywhere I go I tell kids, "Make an O.J. and send me a photo!"
Well, here's the newest member of the O.J. family, submitted by Rei (pronounced "Ray" - how cool is that?) in Vermont. He doesn't have a name yet, but I'm thinking maybe "Pinky"? Or how about "Sting"? That way, it'll be "Sting" and Rei - stingray! Just some suggestions... he's your dog, though, so the name is up to you. Write about him, send it to me and maybe you'll see your work published here!
Carlos the chameleon is the one and only KING OF THE ZOO (just ask him!). He's illustrated by the fabulously talented, NY Times bestselling illustrator (and all around terrific person) Jackie Urbanovic. He'll be available at a bookstore, library, school, and hopefully zoo near you in 2013!