Here's what Margo's musing about these days..
|Bye, Bye Balloon by Ryan SanAngelo and illustrated by Sean Boyce|
Ryan SanAngelo is also the author of Spaghetti Eddie, which is a really fun book! When I was Margo's age, my dad took over reading it to me because he liked the story so much. He even got me a signed copy, which has a special place in my personal library.
|My autographed copy of Spaghetti Eddie!|
Here's a little about Ryan:
Ryan SanAngelo grew up in both Beacon Falls and Southbury, CT. The Pomperaug High graduate received his B.A. in Media Communications at Western CT State University in December 2000. As a sophomore in college, Ryan tooka Children’s Literature class as an elective. Little did he know at the time that class would change his life. The final project called for the students to write their own stories. As a result, Ryan wrote A Boy Named Eddie, Who Shared His Spaghetti. After having his story rejected by a handful of publishers, Ryan’s parents urged him to take a one night class called How To Get Published. Taking the class was an excellent idea, as that’s where Ryan met Clay Winters, president of Boyds Mills Press, a Highlights Co. A week or so after handing Clay his story, Ryan received a call that the publisher was interested in his story. Boyds Mills Press eventually published the book in 2002, renaming it “Spaghetti Eddie.” The illustrations were provided by the amazingly talented Jackie Urbanovic, who made the book look better than Ryan could have ever imagined. Since the book’s publication, Ryan has conducted author visits at venues throughout New England and beyond. He has delighted audiences with his charismatic performances showcasing both his book, his discussions, and his lively and colorful music. In 2011 Ryan published his 2nd book, Bye Bye Balloon, under his own company Little King Press.
Watch the trailer for Bye, Bye Balloon
Click here to purchase a copy of either of these wonderful books!