Do you know the book Miss Nelson is Missing? It's one of my favorites.
It's about an elementary school teacher who finds that her class has
gotten a little out of control, and she can't seem to pull it together.
The next day, Miss Nelson is mysteriously absent, replaced by a really
terrifying substitute, Viola Swamp, who quickly whips the class into shape and makes them long for the return of their sweet teacher (spoiler: Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp are the same person).
I worked as a librarian, I covered two schools. I'd do one week at one
school and then one week at the other school. The computer technology
teacher, Elaine (who I still keep in touch with), had the opposite
schedule as I did, so while I was at one school teaching library
lessons, she'd be at the other school teaching.
One of the principals joked that we were like Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp - never in the same place at the same time.
When Kayla told me she was doing a post at Babble where people dressed as their favorite book character
for National Book Lover's Day (it's today!), I knew immediately that I
didn't want to dress as just ONE book character, but two.
And so I did.
and. . . . .
When I came out of my bathroom wearing the Viola Swamp costume, Ella said, "You don't look like my mommy."
Happy Book Lover's Day!
(P.S. If you want to see the other book costumes, you can check out Kayla's post on Babble here).