My friend Anders, who teaches 5th grade (or is it 6th?), just left me this voicemail:
"Hi, Andy. Just wanted to let you know my students think you're cooler than Roald Dahl. They groaned when I told them we'd be reading more of Danny the Champion of the World instead of beginning your book."
While I can't agree with their taste--no writer's cooler than Roald Dahl--I more than appreciate the sentiment. Thanks to you, Mr. Johnson's class.