Third street school is buzzing with excitement as the students prepare for a visit from author Amanda Drake. The kids have read all her books. They’ve hung a welcome banner in the hall and pinned drawings on the classroom walls. Then the big day arrives and Amanda Drake is everything the kids hoped she’d be. She reads stories, and cuddles theÂ stuffed animals, and tells the kids what it’s like to be a writer.Â Then one child comes up with an idea: “It would be really cool if you would write a book about yourÂ visit to our school.” And that’s precisely what Amanda Drake does. Eve Bunting’s happy book, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book,Â is written in playful rhyme and illustrated with zest by Suzanne Bloom.