A couple of weeks ago Rabbit and I visited the pre-K classes at P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. P.S. 9 is a good elementary school in a neighborhood that has changed a big deal in the past ten years or so. The kids, needless to say, were fun and smart. We read Hey, Rabbit!, we talked about all the things that Rabbit's friends find in the suitcase, and then the children drew what they would want to find in the suitcase for themselves on large sheets of paper like this:
I want to thank the P.S. 9 principal and all the pre-K teachers and assistants, who were all very helpful and welcoming.
I also want to thank all the people who helped me make the video: Tobin Yelland, who did the camera work; Charles Bowe, who directed the shooting; Paul Ewen, who edited; Wynne Evans and Marc Amft of the band Drink Me, who gave me permission to use their song Can You See Me?; my girlfriend Karen Devine, a singer for the choir Amuse, who did the voice-over; Gerardo Blumenkrantz, a creative director, who helped me organize the whole thing.
The video is also on my website.