Author Appearances About Susan Home Home An Interview with Marylou My Books Questions from Kids Susan Pearson, Children's Book Author

IN 2011, MARYLOU WAS INTERVIEWED BY FUZZ
OF THE CORK AND FUZZ BOOKS BY DORI CHACONAS

Marylou and Herbie

FUZZ: I don't think I've ever been in love. What does it feel like?

MARYLOU:
I have goosebumps in my slime,
My head feels stuffed with words that rhyme,
My heart is beating overtime—
All in all, it feels sublime!

FUZZ: You wrote poems to Herbie in slime. How do you make slime?

MARYLOU:
I don't have a clue.
I just do
it.

FUZZ: Is it hard to make slime rhyme?

Slugs in Love

MARYLOU:
If you are in love, you'll see
that it just comes naturally.
If you're not in love it may
take an hour or two a day
before you find the perfect rhyme.
But don't quit—it just takes time.

FUZZ: Have you ever dated a caterpillar?

MARYLOU:
Oh, no! From the very start
Handsome Herbie had my heart.

FUZZ: Did you and Herbie have a big wedding?

MARYLOU:
Oh, yes. We didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, so we invited the whole garden. The HORNets provided the music. The Bees baked honey cakes. The Butterflies arranged the flowers. The Fireflies handled the lights. And the whole Creepy Crawler baseball team—Babe Beetle, Mickey Mantis, Coach Roach and all the rest—threw confetti. (I'm a big baseball fan—watch for SLUGGER, coming in 2012!)

You'll find lots more of Marylou's rhymes in SLUGS IN LOVE.

And you'll find more of Fuzz's interviews—and Cork's interviews too—at www.dorichaconas.com.


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